Posts Categorized: Books

I Wonder Update #1

I’m happy to announce that John Rowe has completed all of the paintings for I Wonder. I went to visit John at his studio yesterday, and it was magical to be surrounded by all of the illustrations for the book – the paintings are truly spectacular! Continue Reading

Guest Post: The Future Of Intelligence

An Excerpt From On Intelligence, By Jeff Hawkins Like a supersmart diplomat, intelligent machines may play a role in reducing conflict and human suffering. You might think intelligent machines would need emotions to foresee patterns involving human behavior, but I don’t think so… Continue Reading

Guest Post: On Changing Your Mind

An Excerpt From The Blank Slate, By Steven Pinker When law enforcement vanishes, all manner of violence breaks out; looting, settling old scores, ethnic cleansing, and petty warfare among gangs, warlords, and mafias. This was obvious in the remnants of Yugoslavia, the Soviet Union, and parts of Africa in the 1990′s, but can also happen in... Read more »

I Wonder

A book that nurtures feelings of awe and curiosity in children My children’s book launched today on Kickstarter!  Click here to support the project and preorder a copy

Guest Post: The Limits Of Our Imagination

An Excerpt From Many Worlds In One, By Alexander Vilenkin A striking feature of the new worldview is the existence of multiple “other worlds” beyond our observable region. Some of them are rather uncontroversial. Very few people, for example, would question the reality of other O-regions… Continue Reading