Revolutionary Minds Think Tank

Archives for August, 2009

Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen varied and thought-provoking answers to our first question: The boundaries of science are continually expanding as scientists become increasingly integral to finding solutions for larger social issues, such as poverty, conflict, financial crises, etc. On what specific issue/problem do you feel we need to bring the scientific lens…

Below, Anthony Dunne answers the first of our three questions. There are many! But I think addressing potential future food shortages is a very important one. Science could provide fresh thinking about new ways of extracting nutrition from the environment, maybe even broadening the range of what we currently think of as food, or finding…

Below, Michelle Borkin responds to the question: The boundaries of science are continually expanding as scientists become increasingly integral to finding solutions for larger social issues, such as poverty, conflict, financial crises, etc. On what specific issue/problem do you feel we need to bring the scientific lens to bear? Advances in science and computing have…

Below, Moshe Pritsker responds to the question: The boundaries of science are continually expanding as scientists become increasingly integral to finding solutions for larger social issues, such as poverty, conflict, financial crises, etc. On what specific issue/problem do you feel we need to bring the scientific lens to bear? We need to start seriously working…

Below, Dalton Conley responds to the question: The boundaries of science are continually expanding as scientists become increasingly integral to finding solutions for larger social issues, such as poverty, conflict, financial crises, etc. On what specific issue/problem do you feel we need to bring the scientific lens to bear? The Enlightenment Project–so to speak–tells us…

Below, Nick Matzke responds to the question: The boundaries of science are continually expanding as scientists become increasingly integral to finding solutions for larger social issues, such as poverty, conflict, financial crises, etc. On what specific issue/problem do you feel we need to bring the scientific lens to bear? Obviously there are hundreds of important…

Below, Edward Einhorn responds to the question: The boundaries of science are continually expanding as scientists become increasingly integral to finding solutions for larger social issues, such as poverty, conflict, financial crises, etc. On what specific issue/problem do you feel we need to bring the scientific lens to bear? As someone who works in the…

John Wilbanks on Using Data

Below, John Wilbanks responds to the question: The boundaries of science are continually expanding as scientists become increasingly integral to finding solutions for larger social issues, such as poverty, conflict, financial crises, etc. On what specific issue/problem do you feel we need to bring the scientific lens to bear? It strikes me that science serves…

Below, Margaret Turnbull responds to the question: The boundaries of science are continually expanding as scientists become increasingly integral to finding solutions for larger social issues, such as poverty, conflict, financial crises, etc. On what specific issue/problem do you feel we need to bring the scientific lens to bear? I think that the most important…

Fernando Esponda on Family Dynamics

Below, Fernando Esponda responds to the question: The boundaries of science are continually expanding as scientists become increasingly integral to finding solutions for larger social issues, such as poverty, conflict, financial crises, etc. On what specific issue/problem do you feel we need to bring the scientific lens to bear? I suggest turning to the fundamentals.…