This Idea Must Die by John Brockman


Bite-sized science is the best science! “This Idea Must Die” is a fascinating collection of thoughts from 175 brilliant minds, challenging scientific theories new and old. This book will have you questioning what we think we know about everything from Behaviourism and Free Will, to Spacetime and Scientific Morality. Lawrence Krauss offers his insights into the laws of physics and Melanie Swan explores the validity of the scientific method itself, sharing new ideas about our approach to hypothesis testing and experimental design.

This book is an essential read for anyone interested in new ideas and how we come to dismiss old ones. The brief essay format makes it easy to consume and perfect for the sporadic reader. This is my favourite book to pick up for a quick lesson in science and philosophy.