New Year’s Irresolution

It takes truly magical thinking to imagine we will keep resolutions that experience suggests are generally impossible. One study found that nearly a quarter of us lapse within a week, the vast majority before the year is out. Never the less, changes of mind lie at the core of almost every breakthrough in science, art and thought.

When thinking changes your mind, that’s philosophy.
When God changes your mind, that’s faith.
When facts change your mind, that’s science.

Science is based on evidence. What happens when the data change? How have scientific findings or arguments changed your mind? What have you changed your mind about, and why? Edge Foundation had put this question to over a hundred scientists and scholars. Deep thinkers reveal that they, too, can change their minds.

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