Thursday, 10 March 2016

This Explains Everything by John Brockman

Posted by Karole-Anne Christianson

In This Explains Everything, John Brockman, founder and publisher of Edge.org, asked experts in numerous fields and disciplines “What is your favorite deep, elegant, or beautiful explanation?” 


With contributions from Jared Diamond, Richard Dawkins, Nassim Taleb, Brian Eno, Steven Pinker, and more, everything from quantum physics, cosmology, mathematics to linguistics, economics and cognitive behaviour is explained in uncomplicated terms that make the most complex concepts easier to comprehend.  My favorite theory is from Gerald Weinberg; “Things are the way they are because they got that way.”