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In its annual question, online magazine Edge, challenges leading thinkers to name their favorite human ideas.

This article titled “Edge challenges leading thinkers to name their ‘favourite explanations'” was written by Alok Jha, science correspondent, for The Guardian on Sunday 15th January 2012 08.12 UTC

Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection, Einstein’s reinterpretation of the cosmos through general relativity and the idea that we live in one of an infinity of universes are some of the most elegant and beautiful human ideas, according to a group of the world’s leading thinkers.

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