What is your dangerous idea?

From Edge.org:

Pinker_1This year, the third culture thinkers in the Edge community have written 117 original essays (a document of 72,500 words) in response to the 2006 Edge Question — “What is your dangerous idea?”. Here you will find indications of a new natural philosophy, founded on the realization of the import of complexity, of evolution. Very complex systems — whether organisms, brains, the biosphere, or the universe itself — were not constructed by design; all have evolved. There is a new set of metaphors to describe ourselves, our minds, the universe, and all of the things we know in it.

Welcome to Edge. Welcome to “dangerous ideas”. Happy New Year.

John Brockman
Publisher & Editor

More here.  [Steven Pinker, shown in photo, suggested the question.]