2017 : WHAT SCIENTIFIC TERM OR CONCEPT OUGHT TO BE MORE WIDELY KNOWN?

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Author, Utopia is Creepy
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Director, Big History Institute and Distinguished Professor...
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Science Historian ; Author, Turing’s Cathedral; Darwin...
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Philosopher; Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, Co...
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Journalist; Author, The Doomsday Calculation; Nominated...
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Psychologist, UPenn; Director, Penn Laboratory for...
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Professor of Psychology, UCLA; Author, Social: Why Our...
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Theoretical Particle Physicist and Cosmologist; Victor...
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Astrophysicist; Author, Why?: What Makes Us Curious
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Philosopher, Novelist; Recipient, 2014 National Humanities...
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Theodore M. Newcomb Distinguished University Professor of...
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Emeritus Professor of Psychology, London School of...
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Professor of Economics, Stanford University, Santa Fe...
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Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science, Yale...
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Cognitive Scientist, French National Center for Scientific...
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Associate Professor of Psychology, Cornell University
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Psychologist, UC, Berkeley; Author, The Gardener and the...
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Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of...
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Psychologist; Assistant Professor of Marketing, Stern...
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Publisher, Skeptic magazine; Monthly Columnist, Scientific...
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Cognitive Scientist, UC, Irvine; Author, The Case Against...
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Professor of Psychology, University of California, San...
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CEO, Socratic Arts Inc.; John Evans Professor Emeritus of...
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Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University
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Professor Emeritus, Stevens Institute of Technology; Former...
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Linguistic Researcher; Dean of Arts and Sciences, Bentley...
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Social and Cognitive Scientist; CEU Budapest and CNRS Paris...
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Neuroscientist; Director, Human Neuroimaging Lab and...
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Professor of Mathematical Physics, Tulane University;...
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Professor, Financial Engineering, Columbia University;...
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Professor, Director, The Center for Internet Research,...
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Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland, Baltimore...
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Associate Professor, MIT Media Lab; Author, Why Information...
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Professor of English and Journalism, State University of...
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Practicing Neurologist, New York City; Playwright, Off-Off...
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Director, External Affairs, Science Museum Group; Co-author...
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Professor of Mathematics, William H. Neukom 1964...
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Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College and Postdoctoral...
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Physicist; Entrepreneur & Venture Capitalist; Science...
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Research Fellow, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
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Chan Soon-Shiong Professor of Medicine, Columbia University...
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Managing Director, Excel Venture Management; Co-author (...
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Senior Maverick, Wired; Author, What Technology Wants and...
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Professor Emerita of Psychology, Stanford University;...
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Journalist; Editor, Nova 24, of Il Sole 24 Ore
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Professor Emeritus, Department of Ecology and Evolution,...
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European Director and Global Curator, TED
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Professor of Strategy and International Business at IMD,...
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Anthropologist; Historian
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Professor of Journalism, New York University; Former...
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Professor of Physics & Astronomy, University of...
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Scientist, Self-Aware Systems; Co-founder, Center for...
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Associate Professor of Psychology, Georgetown University
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Deputy Curator, Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard...
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Technology Forecaster; Consulting Associate Professor,...
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Media Analyst; Documentary Writer; Author, Throwing Rocks...
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Psychologist; Director, Harding Center for Risk Literacy,...
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Professor of the Prehistory of Humanity, University of...
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Complexity Scientist; Scientist in Residence at Lux Capital...
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Professor and Chair, Department of Linguistics, University...
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Archaeologist; Journalist; Author, Artifacts, Past Poetic
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Theoretical Physicist, Caltech; Author, Something Deeply...
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Founder and CEO of Projection Point; Author, The Utopia...
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Applied Mathematician, UC Berkeley; Founder, Leeward Co.

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Professor, Harvard University; Director, Personal Genome...
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Professor of Biological Sciences, Physics, Astronomy,...
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Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies and...
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Professor of Environmental Studies, Brown University;...
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Monique and Philip Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin...
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Novelist; Recipient, the Man Booker Prize for Fiction;...
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Curator, Serpentine Gallery, London; Editor: A Brief...
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Physicist, Director, MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms;...
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Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences,...
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Professor of Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz...
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Senior Scientist, MacroCognition LLC; Author, Seeing What...
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President of Global Publishing, SAGE; Author, Judged: The...
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Biological Anthropologist, Rutgers University; Author, Why...
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Professor of Cognitive Philosophy, Department of Philosophy...
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Psychologist; Associate Professor of Management and...
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Founding Dean, Minerva Schools at the Keck Graduate...
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David J. Bruton Centennial Professor of Computer Science,...
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Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Colorado,...
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Vice-Chairman, Ogilvy London; Columnist, the Spectator;...
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Philosopher; Director, Scientific Vortex, Inc.
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Head of Research Group Systems, Neuroscience and Cognitive...
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Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research
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Physicist, MIT; Researcher, Precision Cosmology; Scientific...
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Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
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Information Scientist and Professor of Electrical...
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Graduate student in Psychology, UC Santa Barbara; Author,...
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Professor of Environmental Engineering, UNIST; Director,...
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Chair of Developmental Psychology in Society, University of...
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Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University
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Applied Physicist; Chairman of the Board, Pioneer Works;...
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Director of Research, Google Inc.; Fellow of the AAAI and...
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Director, Cambridge Embodied Cognition and Emotion...
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Evolutionary Biologist, Washington University in St. Louis
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Cyril G. Veinott Green and Gold Professor, Department of...
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Software Artist
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Theoretical physicist
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Philosophy and Economic Theory, the New School for Social...
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University Distinguished Professor of Psychology,...
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Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, The...
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Henry R. Luce Professor of Information Technology,...
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Co-creator, Ideas City; Author, Move UP: Why Some Cultures...
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Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Research in the Arts,...
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Director’s Visitor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton...
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Associate Professor of Psychology and Associate Professor...
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Professor of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin;...
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Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience, Dept. of...
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Director, Institute for Computational Medicine; Professor,...
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Professor, Director of the Collective Computation Group,...
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Harold M. Brierley Professor of Business Administration,...
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CEO, Digital Science
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Evolutionist, CNRS, Santa Fe Institute, Institute for...
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Professor of Computational Cell Biology at Heinrich Heine...
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Molecular Biologist
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Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley
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Psychologist; Author (with Richard Davidson), Altered Traits
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Associate Professor of Psychology, University of North...
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Evolutionary Ornithologist, Director of Franke Program,...
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Albert Einstein Professor in Science, Departments of...
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Pulitzer Prize-winning Reporter, The New York Times; Author...
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Founding Editor, 3QuarksDaily.com
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Visiting Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology; Author...
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Mathematician and Economist; Managing Director of Thiel...
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Evolutionary dynamics scholar; Program in Evolutionary...
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Emeritus Professor of Physics and Astronomy, UC-Irvine;...
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Professor in Departments of Astronomy and Physics at Yale...
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Artist; Founder, Pioneer Works
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Chief Strategy Officer of The Nature Conservancy
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Founder, Zurich Minds; Journalist; Author, The Art of...
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Psychologist; Visiting Professor, University of Plymouth;...
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Fellow and Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School; Author, Data...
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Professor of Medicine at UCSD
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Professor, Berkeley Center for Theoretical Physics, UC...
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Professor of Security Engineering at Cambridge University
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Research Scientist at the CNRS, Paris and Associate...
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Investor, Physicist, Author: The Aspirational Investor
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Consultant; Adaptive Optics and Adjunct Professor of...
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Research affiliate, MIT Media Lab
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Gerontologist; Chief Science Officer, SENS Foundation;...
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Horace D. Taft Associate Professor of Physics, Yale...
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Professor of Computer Science, University of Oxford
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Editor, WIRED UK
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Associate Professor of Psychology, Director, NYU Infant...
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Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience; Stanford...
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Associate Professor in Arts and Technology, The University...
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William Stewart Tod Professor of Psychology and Public...
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Associate Professor, UC Berkeley Department of Psychology...
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Biological Anthropologist and Paleobiologist; Evan Pugh...
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Writer and faculty at the Graduate College, University of...
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Professor, Department of Psychology Hunter College; Author...
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Physics writer; Author, Trespassing on Einstein's Lawn
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Software Pioneer; Philosopher; Author, A Realtime...
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Neuroscientist; Philosopher; Author, Waking Up
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Physicist, UC Berkeley; Author, Now: The Physics of Time
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Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, University of...
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Physicist, Perimeter Institute; Author, Einstein's...
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Philosopher; Auguste Comte Chair in Social Epistemology,...
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Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard...
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Physicist, Computer Scientist, Co-Founder, Applied...
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Computational Neuroscientist; Francis Crick Professor, the...
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Professor of Quantum Mechanical Engineering, MIT; Author,...
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Neuroscientist, Stanford University; Author, Behave
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Professor of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna;...
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Psychologist and faculty member of the Harvard Medical...
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Founder, the Whole Earth Catalog; Co-founder, The Well; Co-...
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Theoretical Physicist, Stanford; Father of Eternal Chaotic...
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Founder of field of Evolutionary Psychology; Co-director,...
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Former President, The Royal Society; Emeritus Professor of...
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Physicist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign