The Edge annual question and its answers are out. This year, John Brockman asked, “What scientific concept would improve everybody’s cognitive toolkit?” He got 158 people to send in answers.
I was one of them. If you like my answer, you might also like Sean Carroll’s and Carl Zimmer’s — we seem to have made similar points. Carl has a thread on the topic, and so does Sean: I think I like his original title of dysteleological physicalism better, never mind Carl’s post deploring jargon.