Teaser Tuesday!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. You know the rules: grab your current read, open to a random page and share a two sentence teaser with us (no spoilers!). Be sure to tell us about the book, so we can add it to our TBR list!

This week, my Teaser is from This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking┬áby edited by John Brockman. It’s a collection of essays answering the question, “What scientific concept would improve everybody’s cognitive toolkit?”

This teaser comes from an essay called “The Snuggle for Existence” by Roger Highfield, Editor of New Scientist┬ámagazine. It’s about the importance of cooperation as a strategy for success:

“Many problems that challenge us today can be traced back to a profound tension between what is good an desirable for society as a whole and what is good and desirable for an individual. That conflict can be found in global problems such as climate change, pollution, resource depletion, poverty, hunger, and overpopulation.”

  4 comments for “Teaser Tuesday!

  1. May 1, 2012 at 12:49 am

    Hi Lisa,

    This is not a book that I shall be rushing out to buy, no matter how good your teaser lines, however, you have picked some great lines, which are so appropriate and sum up so eloquently, many of the problems which we are all facing in the present troubled times, so much of which is of our own making.

    A great thought for the day, thanks for sharing.


  2. Lisa
    May 1, 2012 at 3:49 am

    That’s too bad, because I am really finding it fascinating reading. There are a lot of great ideas in this book, and they are presented in such a way that I think anyone could take away a great deal. I think it’s an excellent book for teachers, as there are some essays in this that would make great classroom lessons.

  3. May 1, 2012 at 6:37 am

    Very thought-proking teaser.

    Here’s ours: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2012/05/tuesday-teasers-3-this-week.html

  4. May 1, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Great teaser and so true

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