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 by 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 magazine. 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.”