Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Kind of Site I Look For in Forward Thinking

This site is called The Edge and Third Culture.

Third Culture is described on the site as: The third culture consists of those scientists and other thinkers in the empirical world who, through their work and expository writing, are taking the place of the traditional intellectual in rendering visible the deeper meanings of our lives, redefining who and what we are. -John Brockman

The Mission of The Edge is described as: To arrive at the edge of the world's knowledge, seek out the most complex and sophisticated minds, put them in a room together, and have them ask each other the questions they are asking themselves.

I especially agree with their statement in the lead article: "An intellectual is a synthesizer." This is a point I've often made again and again in a culture that values rote memorization and parroting without actual critical thought.

Here is the link.

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