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Author Brockman, John, 1941-
Title The third culture / by John Brockman.
Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster, [1995]

Author Brockman, John, 1941-
Subject Scientists -- Interviews.
Intellectuals -- Interviews.
Science and the humanities.
Description 413 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [389]-397) and index.
Contents A package of information / George C. Williams -- The pattern of life's history / Stephen Jay Gould -- A survival machine / Richard Dawkins -- Biology is just a dance / Brian Goodwin -- Why is there so much genetic diversity? / Steve Jones -- A battle of words / Niles Eldredge -- Gaia is a tough bitch / Lynn Margulis -- Smart machines / Marvin Minsky -- Information is surprises / Roger Schank -- Intuition pumps / Daniel C. Dennett -- The thick moment / Nicholas Humphrey -- The emergent self / Francisco Varela -- Language is a human instinct / Steven Pinker --
Consciousness involves noncomputable ingredients / Roger Penrose -- An ensemble of universes / Martin Rees -- A universe in your backyard / Alan Guth -- A theory of the whole universe / Lee Smolin -- The synthetic path / Paul Davies -- Plectices / Murray Gell-Mann -- Order for free / Stuart Kauffman -- A dynamical pattern / Christopher G. Langton -- The second law of organization / J. Doyne Farmer -- Close to the singularity / W. Daniel Hillis.
ISBN 0684803593 : $27.50 ($37.00 Can.)
OCLC # 31901447
Table of Contents
 Introduction: The Emerging Third Culture17
Ch. 1"A Package of Information" / George C. Williams38
Ch. 2"The Pattern of Life's History" / Stephen Jay Gould51
Ch. 3"A Survival Machine" / Richard Dawkins74
Ch. 4"Biology Is Just a Dance" / Brian Goodwin96
Ch. 5"Why Is There So Much Genetic Diversity?" / Steve Jones111
Ch. 6"A Battle of Words" / Niles Eldredge119
Ch. 7"Gaia Is a Tough Bitch" / Lynn Margulis129
Ch. 8"Smart Machines" / Marvin Minsky152
Ch. 9"Information Is Surprises" / Roger Schank167
Ch. 10"Intuition Pumps" / Daniel C. Dennett181
Ch. 11"The Thick Moment" / Nicholas Humphrey198
Ch. 12"The Emergent Self" / Francisco Varela209
Ch. 13"Language Is a Human Instinct" / Steven Pinker223
Ch. 14"Consciousness Involves Noncomputable Ingredients" / Roger Penrose239
Ch. 15"An Ensemble of Universes" / Martin Rees262
Ch. 16"A Universe in Your Backyard" / Alan Guth276
Ch. 17"A Theory of the Whole Universe" / Lee Smolin286
Ch. 18"The Synthetic Path" / Paul Davies303
Ch. 19"Plectics" / Murray Gell-Mann316
Ch. 20"Order for Free" / Stuart Kauffman333
Ch. 21"A Dynamical Pattern" / Christopher G. Langton344
Ch. 22"The Second Law of Organization" / J. Doyne Farmer359
Ch. 23"Close to the Singularity / W. Daniel Hillis379
 Selected Reading389

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