9781403965325

Conversations on the Edge of the Apocalypse Contemplating the Future with Noam Chomsky, George Carlin, Deepak Chopra, Rupert Sheldrake, and Others

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    9781403965325

  • ISBN10:

    1403965323

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-06-06
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press

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Summary

Pop culture icons and prize-winning scientists discuss the future, consciousness, alien encounters, and more I n his latest interview collection, David Jay Brown has once again gathered some of the most interesting minds of today to consider the future of the human race, the mystery of consciousness, the evolution of technology, psychic phenomena, and more. The book includes conversations with celebrated visionaries and inspirational figures such as Ram Dass, Noam Chomsky, Deepak Chopra, and George Carlin. Part scientific exploration, part philosophical speculation, and part intellectual rollercoaster, the free-form discussions are original and captivating, and offer surprising revelations. Conversations on the Edge of the Apocalypseis a new look into the minds of some of our most original thinkers and is the perfect gift for science fiction and philosophy fans alike.

Author Biography

David Jay Brown is the coauthor of two volumes of interviews with leading-edge thinkers-Mavericks of the Mind and Voices from the Edge. He is the author of two science fiction novels, Brainchild and Virus.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1(16)
David Jay Brown
Interviews
Chemistry and the Mind Field
17(16)
Kary Mullis
Language, Politics, and Propaganda
33(8)
Noam Chomsky
Molecules of Mind and Body
41(14)
Candace B. Pert
From Outer Space to Inner Space and Beyond
55(10)
Edgar D. Mitchell
Experiments That Could Change the World
65(14)
Rupert Sheldrake
Science and Psychic Phenomena
79(12)
Dean Radin
Alien Encounter Therapy
91(14)
John E. Mack
Designing Higher Intelligence
105(16)
Ray Kurzweil
Robots and Children of the Mind
121(16)
Hans Moravec
Strange Brains and Mathematical Games
137(18)
Clifford Pickover
Future Cultures and Subcultures
155(12)
Bruce Sterling
Bio-Media Theory
167(12)
Douglas Rushkoff
Quantum Sociology and Neuropolitics
179(8)
Robert Anton Wilson
Napalm, Silly Putty, and Human Nature
187(16)
George Carlin
Realist and Surrealist
203(6)
Paul Krassner
Raising the IQ of the Global Brain
209(12)
Peter Russell
Quantum Spirituality
221(6)
Deepak Chopra
Here, Now, and Tomorrow
227(6)
Ram Dass
Medical Freedom and Cannabis Consciousness
233(10)
Valerie Corral
Magic, Magick, and Shamanism
243(12)
Jeff McBride
Sacred Reflections and Transfigurations
255(8)
Alex Grey
Glossary 263(6)
Internet Resources 269(2)
About the Author 271(2)
Photo Credits 273

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