Topic: Most Important Science?

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Statement : The purpose of this topic is to survey for what the experts believe is the most important science humanity should be focusing most of its effort on. To make it more actionably meaningful, we propose that contributors imagine this topic controlled the allocation of 100 million in research grants. How would the experts allocate that much money to all possible scientific endeavors and why?
Ultimately, this becomes a critically important moral issue, for if we spend wisely, it could save or significantly improve the lives of all of us. Whereas getting it wrong could be eternally or existentially threatening to any or all of us.

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Statement : The primary purpose of this topic is to survey for what the experts think is the most important question, focusing on what is humanities top scientific priority? What scientific question should the best minds of humanity be spending the most money and resources on? We should obviously be spending money to get the most bang for our buck, as far as improving life the most for our children. Will our children look back and say all the time and effort spent on focusing on global warming, Large Hadron Collider, space... was a completely waste of time, and had we spent more time, instead focusing on the secrets of the mind, might we have saved millions of more people from a fate of eternally rotting in the grave?
The goal of this question is to 'canonize' the best expert consensus on this critically important moral issue, in hopes of amplifying everyone's wisdom on such critically important to the quality of any future existence of humanity.
Obviously, those that push for priorities that will turn out to be a complete waste, while sacrificing priorities that may save and improve the lives of many millions of people, if there is ever perfect justice, will have to atone for such destructive sins, and fail to reap a significant reward for being in and helping humanity to see, sooner, what is morally right.

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Statement : In 2005, celebrating the 125th anniversary of Science Magazine, the editors developed a list of 125 questions. This list was used to seed this topic.
The purpose of this topic is to determine what humanity thinks are the most important questions we should be researching. Which efforts will provide the most benefit to us, and future generations?


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