Howard Gardner and Ellen Winner have both contributed to John Brockman’s 2017 book Know This: Today’s Most Interesting and Important Scientific Ideas, Discoveries, and Developments.
The book is a collection of brief contributions from leading thinkers about the trends in science and society that are most important for everyone to understand.
In her contribution, Winner discusses the issue of replicability of psychological experiments, stressing that replicating results is a cornerstone of scientific consensus and encouraging journals to be more discerning in their publication of results. A more rigorous approach will increase the field of psychology’s reputation.
Gardner talks about the changing conceptions of what it means to be human with the rise of intelligent machinery that may one day overpower the human race.