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Do we inhabit a multiverse? Do we have free will? What is love? Is evolution directional? There are no simple answers to life’s biggest questions, and that’s why they’re the questions occupying the world’s brightest minds. Together, let's learn from them. Welcome to The Well, a publication by the John Templeton Foundation and Big Think.

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“If you want to live a life of meaning you have to choose, to some extent, a life of suffering…”

“You might wonder, ‘Why would evolution be so malevolent to curse us with pain?’ But there’s actually a perfectly good evolutionary argument for this.”

Paul Bloom
Professor of Psychology, Yale University

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“Understanding exceptional accomplishment is essential to discover and eventually nurture future talent…

As we become more nuanced in our appreciation of the hidden factors at play in success, and as we begin to expose the systemic biases that shape recognition, it’s worth rethinking who can or should earn the genius label, so that we properly recognize and encourage the (sometimes) hidden talent around us.” 

Albert-László Barabási


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