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Gregory Berns thinks everyone should learn to play music.

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Daniel Everett believes everyone should live with strangers for a week.

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Richard Bronk thinks everyone should take heed of the traditional Greek dictum "moderation in all things, nothing in excess".

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Mathematician Manil Suri suggests that children should be encouraged to find answers purely using logic.

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To find out more visit BBC News Online: pure logic

Farzana Shaikh believes we live in a unipolar world with the US and its polices having a direct impact on the lives of many billions, and therfore it's time the international community was given a say in the election of the US president.

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Tom Perrotta advocates a yearly Grievance Day and Apology Day.

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Haleh Afshar believes all beauty products should be banned.

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For more visit BBC News Online: ban all beauty products...

Augustus Casely-Hayford argues we should all own a part of cultural history.

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For more visit BBC News Online: creating a world class gallery.

Martha Schwartz suggests that every inhabitant of the Earth should own a share of its natural resources through a Global Resources Fund.

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For more visit BBC News Online: preserving national resources

Vitali Vitaliev suggests we throw out all modern guide books and gazetteers, and start travelling the world, using exclusively guide books and gazetteers that are at least a hundred years old.

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For more visit BBC News online: Don't throw out that old guide book...

Angie Hobbs thinks all school children should record the memories of a person over the age of 60 to help build a collective memory bank.

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For more visit BBC News Online: Recording memories

Jeffrey Rosenthal believes we should consider other factors than just price when it comes to shopping.

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Yvonne Brewster suggests eating home-cooked meals together.

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For more visit BBC News: Let's all sit down to eat.

Ruth Richardson thinks we should celebrate body donors.

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For more visit BBC NEWS: Let's celebrate organ donation.

Lennard Davis suggests we all learn sign language.

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Rafael Lozano-Hemmer suggests we should eat more insects

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James Hall says all parked cars should be camouflaged

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A C Grayling proposes that arms producing countries make public all proposals to export arms to developing countries

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Deyan Sudjic wants to stamp out the cult of the architectural icon

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Timothy Gowers believes debating should be reintroduced into the school curriculum

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Frank Furedi advocates taking joint responsibility for the welfare of children

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First broadcast 5 October

Elizabeth Pisani believes we should give ourselves neutral names

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First broadcast 28 September

Trevor Cox feels we should not have to communicate with people all of the time

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First broadcast 21 September

Madhavi Sunder urges us to visit modern art museums in all countries

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First broadcast 14 September

Howard Jacobson believes we should suspend all our beliefs

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First broadcast 7 September

Theodore Zeldin suggests we all write our own passports

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First broadcast 31 August

Rodrigo Vazquez believes we should live like the Incas

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First broadcast 17 August

John Sulston says the purpose of life is to discover

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First broadcast 10 August

David Runciman on why we should stop obsessing about the American presidential election

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First broadcast 3 August

Nii Parkes advocates renewing our links with nature and pouring libations before using natural rescources

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First broadcast 27 July

Cecile Laborde wants to apply traditional sabbatarian laws to the internet

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First broadcast 20 July

Eva Hoffman advocates teaching children as young 10 years old philosophy

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First broadcast 13 July

Elleke Boehmer maintains the world would be a better place if all leaders took up gardening

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First broadcast 6 July

Nick Bostrom believes we should develope cognitive enhancing drugs
to make ourselves smarter

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First broadcast 29 June

Jan Zalasiewicz feels we should abolish international football

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First broadcast 22 June

Ndidi Nwuneli believes every adult should read to a child for two hours each week

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First broadcast 15 June

Haifa Zangana thinks every country should come up with a national poem.

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First broadcast 8 June

Amos Nur proposes that remaining oil reserves be distributed to the world's population to manage themselves

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First broadcast 1 June

AL Kennedy feels there should be more foolishness and laughter in the political process

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First broadcast 25 May

Odaline de la Martinez believes people should dance

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First broadcast 18 May

Diane Wei Liang states the case for universal chopstick use

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First broadcast 11 May, 2007

Pankaj Mishra believes converting to vegetarianism would solve a lot of the world's problems

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First broadcast 4 May, 2007

Loretta Napoleoni suggests politicians and journalists take routine lie detector tests

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First broadcast 27 April, 2007

Faisal Devji promotes self sacrifice

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First broadcast 20 April, 2007

Angela Hobbs believes politicians leading troops into battle would really concentrate the mind

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First broadcast 13 April, 2007

Kishore Mahbubani suggests students spend a semester overseas

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First broadcast 6 April, 2007
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