Brilliant Minds Answer The Question: What Scientific Idea Is Ready For Retirement?

Each year, Edge.org poses a thought-provoking question to a bunch of brilliant minds from a range of disciplines such as philosophy, theoretical physics, psychology and evolution. This year, the question was “What scientific idea is ready for retirement?”

From Edge.org’s website: “Ideas change, and the times we live in change. Perhaps the biggest change today is the rate of change. What established scientific idea is ready to be moved aside so that science can advance?”

175 essays and 129,000 words were put together into a book that is due to be released in February next year, but if you fancy a sneak peek a selection of answers has been put together in a four-minute hypnotic montage by filmmaker Jesse Dylan. It really is worth a watch, and it will get you thinking:

 

 

[Via io9, Boing Boing and Edge.org]

Read more: http://www.iflscience.com/brain/brilliant-minds-answer-question-what-scientific-idea-ready-retirement

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