Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sammy Wanjiru's Dangerous Idea

By Bryan Green

Sammy was a fearless runner from the start, dominating the Japanese high school scene. I recently started reading a book called What Is Your Dangerous Idea? The book is a collection of short essays by prominent thinkers about "unthinkable ideas", ideas that, if true, would shake the foundation of their respective field or even society as a whole. These are questions like, "What if humans have no souls?", "Would society be better off if all drugs were legalized?" and "What if you had to have a license to become a parent?" as well as 100 or so more on topics of physics, psychology, sociology, economics and philosophy.