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Jordan Reeves

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In ten words or less, what is a question no one (yet) knows the answer to?

Is there life outside of our planet?

What's a bigger factor in our development: environment or genetics?

Is there any real truth, or is everything relative?

What will the earth be like in 100 years?

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    Dec 7 2011: Who will win the next lottery?
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      Dec 8 2011: Me!! :) Wouldn't it be cool if someone cracked this code?
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        Dec 10 2011: Socialistic goverments cracked this code. People pay monthly, and they (goverment people) always win money for nothing.
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        Dec 10 2011: I find very curious that in aproximately 1 in 50 million (at least) chances of winning the lottery, 1 time in 3 weeks someone always win it....
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      Dec 9 2011: The contestant with the winning combination.
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        Dec 10 2011: That's true. ... Unless no one has the winning combination.
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          Dec 10 2011: Then that would be not a winning lottery which your question was. The fact that your question stated a win, then by definition it is one where a contestant has a winning ticket.
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        Dec 10 2011: Hi James,

        The answer might be "no one."


        Yes, your answers are valid.

        As I mentioned, Jordan did not specify the answers had to be correct or even meaningful.
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        Dec 10 2011: QUOTE: "Not speaking to this question specifically, but I would hope that all the questions posted and the answer posed would be correct and meaningful. Haha!"

        Okay James, this raises the bar a little.

        How about these (maybe they have already been asked??):

        Will we prove the Higgs Boson exists?

        Will we prove the existence of "super strings?"

        Will we ever tell the difference between believing and knowing?
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          Dec 11 2011: Hello Thomas,

          Agreed, these are better questions and definitely raise the bar (which I am glad to see). Hopefully in a couple of days we will have answers to the Higgs Boson (but I gather there are a few in Cern that already know the answer). Will the Grand Unification Theory be proven goes along the same lines.

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