A Yearly Favorite of Mine
The Edge Annual Question — 2006
WHAT IS YOUR DANGEROUS IDEA?
The history of science is replete with discoveries that were considered socially, morally, or emotionally dangerous in their time; the Copernican and Darwinian revolutions are the most obvious. What is your dangerous idea? An idea you think about (not necessarily one you originated) that is dangerous not because it is assumed to be false, but because it might be true?
I'll pass the link on while I go check out the 117 original essays
myself. The first I plan to read is this essay
by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
just so I can grasp that 'flow' that he reminds me of. Reading other dangerous ideas may help spark my own. I love the question!
You may also want to read the Index of questions from past years
posted by Cyndy