Science Magazine wrote that his books offered “a grand tour of one of the most powerful, richly structured, complex adaptive systems of our time – the mind of Murray Gell-Mann”.
Here, in his captivating 2005 talk at Boston University’s Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, Gell-Mann discusses the need for trans-discipliary thinking in order to address the problems facing the future of the human race.
“We have to get rid of the idea that careful study of a problem in some narrow range of issues is the only kind of work to be taken seriously, while integrative thinking is relegated to cocktail party conversation.”
For more read Gell-Mann’s fascinating and enlightening book The Quark and The Jaguar.
Thinking About The Future: The Big Picture