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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

 Amos Nur's 60 second idea

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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