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Light Reading: Dangerous Ideas


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Each year, The Edge asks a collection of interesting people a provocative question. Last year's was "What do you believe is true even though you cannot prove it?" This year's question:

"What is your dangerous idea?

The history of science is replete with discoveries that were considered socially, morally, or emotionally dangerous in their time; the Copernican and Darwinian revolutions are the most obvious. What is your dangerous idea? An idea you think about (not necessarily one you originated) that is dangerous not because it is assumed to be false, but because it might be true?"

Here are the responses. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for them, the first half is just links to news coverage of the exercise. Or click on a contributor's name on the left to see what they say.

Protip: Simon Baron-Cohen is the cousin of the actor who plays Ali G.
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