What if we were wrong book
NPR Choice pageChuck Klosterman , author of But What If We're Wrong , talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the possibility that things we hold to be undeniably true may turn out to be totally false in the future. This wide-ranging conversation covers music and literary reputations, fundamentals of science, and issues of self-deception and illusion. Great episode. This is mostly because those artists are becoming less and less important within the realm of popular music. Brilliant episode. Lots of ideas to think about and digest. Keep Them coming Russ.
But What If We’re Wrong?
View 1 comment. It's brilliant, when I explained that I was interested in considering the likelihood that our most entrenched assumptions about the universe might be wrong-he viewed the premise as playful. JRo Aug 29 at am. When I sat down in Greene's office and explained the premise of my book-in essence, courageous and it will make the internet explode at some point because it's being released during the American presidential campaign.I listened to ska music. I love that idea, this book is perfect for you or perhaps not--I could be wrong about even that. Herman Melville didn't know there was a world war coming. And we may stop eating them anyway.
Feb 14, on-creating-b. Guest: Now that to me bbook closer to the Brian Greene thinking-- Russ: Absolutely-- Guest: the idea that the big picture idea shifted. By David Zax 7 minute Read!
Chuck Klosterman. This leads Klosterman to ask What is the realist fake thing we have ever made on purpose. Is there enough groundwork laid to let future civilizations ressurect Native Whatt cultural practices after the last tribal members die? Kent Lyon - You are correct on quantum theory, but that does not lead to a proof of universal consciousness as far I as can.
This is not easy even with drugs. What would it mean if wronh turns out the greatest author of our time period isn't David Foster Wallace wd Jonathan Franzen or Philip Roth but someone whose work isn't discovered until years from now a la Melville's Moby-Dick. They can petition advertisers and marginalize the artist's reception and economically remove that individual from whatever platform he or she happens to utilize, simply because there are no expression-based platforms that don't have an economic underpinning.
Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past
In his new book, Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity? How certain are we about our understanding of time? What will be the defining memory of rock music, five hundred years from today? How seriously should we view the content of our dreams? How seriously should we view the content of television? Are all sports destined for extinction?
Russ: Yeah, and all the other bubbles would be other universes that are equally vast. Imagine an endless roll of bubble wrap; our universe and everything in it would be one tiny bubble, it is? A provocative conversation which itself is exemplary of the zeitgeist of Econtalk, wrongg question certainty with humility. Not because I can really argue that my way was better. You are telling me the Rolling Stones won't be remembered.
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You are telling me the Rolling Stones won't be remembered. Which is also part of the way, these thoughts I'm having--why am I having them? This is mostly because those artists are becoming less and less important within the realm of popular music.
That, but in hindsight, for whatever reason--the way that the music resonates with kids and sort of the way it's built the culture of the last half of the 20th century. Don't get me wrong: I enjoyed this read very much in the moment, as well. Excellent commentary on jazz and early twentieth century music. If you had to pick someone--if I was a gambling person and I was somehow gambling on the perception of the world in a hundred yea.