Check out the Edge Foundation WORLD QUESTION CENTER: "What is your dangerous idea?"
In 2005 The World Question Center asked, "What Do You Believe Is True Even Though You Cannot Prove It?"
The mandate of Edge Foundation is to promote inquiry into and discussion of intellectual, philosophical, artistic, and literary issues, as well as to work for the intellectual and social achievement of society.
Who are the Digerati?" . . . and why are they "the cyber elite"? They are the doers, thinkers, and writers who have tremendous influence on the emerging communication revolution. They are not on the frontier, they are the frontier.
Malcolm Gladwell talks about engineering hits and what every business can learn from spaghetti sauce.
What if you built a machine to predict hit movies?
From THE FORMULA by MALCOLM GLADWELL
The Accidental Guru From FastCompany.Com and The Gladwell Effect
Somewhat related to Gladwell's thinking is Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of Fooled by Randomness. Here is Gladwell's review - How Nassim Taleb turned the inevitability of disaster into an investment strategy.
The World Question Center 2005 asked, "What Do You Believe Is True Even Though You Cannot Prove It?"
See also Edge Foundation and Third Culture Intellectuals, one of which is certainly Stewart Brand whose latest endeavor is The Clock of the Long Now and Stewart Brand Meets The Cybernetic Counterculture
Introduction by Toni Morrison from the Oxford Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Teaching Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Shelley Fisher Fishkin
Mark Twain: Voice of America Review by GEOFFREY WOLFF
'Mark Twain' by RON POWERS NYTimes
Say it Ain't So by Jane Smiley
Huck Finn in the Classroom by Nat Hentoff
Banned in Concord by Myra Jehlen
Huck at a Hundred
By George F. Will
Mark Twain Public Library
Huck Finn's Birthplace, Along the Mighty Chemung
NPR's Lost and Found Sound did a piece once about Mark Twain's guitar
Mark Twain and Walt Whitman
Mark Twain Speaks
Interview with Shelley Fisher Fishkin
Mark Twain Photographs at the George Eastman House
Huck Finn Themes & Essential Questions
Huck Quotations from Cliff's Notes
More Quotations from Huck Finn
Suggested Essay Questions
NOTICE: Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot. BY ORDER OF THE AUTHOR