Posts Categorized: Recommended

Summer Reads from Edge.org

We are pleased to present our summer reading edition, consisting of the published books by members of the Edge community in the past year or so… —John Brockman Click here to see the list

Guest Post: “The World is Nothing but Change” by Carlo Rovelli

If I observe the microscopic state of things, then the difference between past and future vanishes. The future of the world, for instance, is determined by its present state—though neither more nor less than is the past. We often say that causes precede effects and yet, in the elementary grammar of things, there is no... Read more »

Our Interstellar Visitor

“After On” Podcast, Episode 40 Is an object currently passing through our solar system the product of an alien intelligence? Rob Reid’s interview with Harvard astronomy department chairman, Avi Loeb, is a riveting deep dive into a fascinating topic. And I highly recommend Rob’s follow-up interview with Avi (available to supporters) where some of the... Read more »

10% Happier Podcast Interview

Susan Kaiser Greenland and I talk with Dan Harris on his 10% Happier podcast. Our conversation is wide-ranging—from teaching meditation in schools to careerism in the secular mindfulness movement. Dan is a self-described fidgety, skeptical ABC newsman who had a panic attack live on Good Morning America, which led him to something he always thought was ridiculous:... Read more »