The New Humanists: Science at the Edge


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When John Brockman's essay, "The New Humanists" appeared on his popular cutting-edge science website, EDGE (, he received a record number of responses from the intellectuals of the EDGE community. In his essay, Brockman noted that the American intellectual had become proudly or defiantly ignorant of major scientific accomplishments. According to Brockman, intellectual thought was becoming trapped in a "swelling spiral of commentary," and often ignored the real world. Citing C.P. Snow's theory of two cultures: ...

The New Humanists: Science at the Edge 2003, Sterling, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780760745298