Buy Tercera Cultura, La by John Brocman (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Read La Tercera Cultura book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on by John Brockman (Author). Be the first to review this item. One of the biggest problems for society in general is synthesizing knowledge. Originally from south boston, john is an impresario and promoter of scientific ideas.

Author: Mikajas Bakinos
Country: Montserrat
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Relationship
Published (Last): 28 January 2013
Pages: 223
PDF File Size: 13.28 Mb
ePub File Size: 4.23 Mb
ISBN: 869-4-60852-726-1
Downloads: 24264
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Meztikasa

In this continually co-evolving struggle regarding truth and falsehood, if you will, there are situations in other creatures as well as ourselves where we have to make tight evaluations of each others’ motive in an aggressive encounter. There is often very little overlap in self-interest between your group and another group, in contrast to activities within the group. A Redes television program based on the event was broadcast throughout Spain and Latin America.

At least I’ll cjltura why in a few minutes. Both make it harder for others to detect your deception, and also allow you to deceive with less immediate cognitive cost.

But it turns out that when this game is played, in many many different countries, the typical offer is exactly in the range seen here: What you just did tonight is an example of why it’s wrong.

John Brockman – Viquipèdia, l’enciclopèdia lliure

We’ve lost half of you! That impressed me very deeply and I started to look into it more and, as I started to look into it more, I began to see a connection with what really was the field I was trained in, which is relativity and quantum theory.

Let me end with a iohn more cases to make this all a bit more concrete.

Let me try to give you a concrete example of some work that a student of mine just recently did. I copied it and I made a little cosmological theory that I don’t have time to tell you about, but I might in the discussion discuss, in which these dials get tuned by a process which is culturra like natural selection.


Jonn will even, I have to tell you, mimic the feces, or droppings, of their predators.

Now what’s the significance of that fact? But I am not picking on the physicists.

John Brockman – Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre

Hauser, a cognitive neuroscientist, and Robert Trivers, an evolutionary biologist, travelled to Barcelona last October to explain how the common thread of Darwinian evolution has bbrockman them to new advances in their respective brocckman. I’m a theoretical physicist, and I’m here to talk about natural selection and Darwin.

Although I borrow Snow’s phrase, it does not describe the third culture he predicted. The laws we happen to have have a number of brocjman constants that can be freely adjusted and about 25 years ago, Martin Rees and colleagues—these are great cosmologists and astrophysicists—began to realize that if you varied these numbers—these numbers refer to things like the mass of the elementary particles, the mass of the electron, the mass of the proton, the strengths of the different forces—the world we live in would fall apart.

I believe that self-deception evolves in the service of deceit. Let me close by saying what’s the scariest idea for me because these are really revolutionary ideas and that means that they’re scary to those of us who think about them.

Especially you do not wish to hear contrary opinions if the real reasons for going to war can not be revealed and the whole public pretense is a lie. The United States decided—at least a small cabal within it, including the President, decided—to go to war almost instantaneously. It is because of this involvement that I met many of the people I admired and whose work has inspired me. But the dna molecule is the medium, its not the message.


So there is clear evidence that one part of the brain has been co-opted in evolution to serve the function of personal information suppression within self.

The relation between science and the third culture was another one of the subjects of debate of this Celebration of Literature. I want you to imagine that you are watching a train moving down a track, out of control.

If I have been sufficiently clear this far, you may have already figured out where I am going, and the connections I wish to make with another discipline. This is exciting because both areas are working together and it may have direct implications for the law, and the extent to which formal institutions like law and religion penetrate our evolved moral sense.

And it’s not based on emotion. Or networks of people in interaction, in social interaction. Where do they come from? Let me step back and say a word or two about the underlying logic. Law is par excellence the thing that wants a reason.

John Brockman

Now I think that the only rational way to approach that question is through Darwin’s thinking, that is, through evolution by natural selection. Their culture, which dismisses science, is often nonempirical. There is no canon or accredited list of acceptable ideas. A Second Look,” in which he optimistically suggested that a new culture, a “third culture,” tdrcera emerge and close the communications gap between the literary intellectuals and the scientists.

Skip to main content. The New Science of Morality.