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1/19/07 1:38 PM
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Yeah, I forgot about Paris Hilton.
1/20/07 2:17 AM
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I find L Ron Hubbard to be more tricksy then brilliant.
1/20/07 2:30 AM
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e. kaye Richard Feynman is a good call. I don't know about about "most brilliant person ever," but there's no denying he led a pretty amazing life. I would highly recommend the book "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character)." It's a great book,and was actually fun to read.
1/20/07 12:44 PM
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Goethe, Mill, Newton.
1/20/07 12:56 PM
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1/20/07 1:44 PM
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Plato and Nietzsche.
1/20/07 2:02 PM
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euclid was fucking brilliant
1/20/07 2:33 PM
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Plato Aristotle Da Vinci Socrates Einstein Goethe Voltaire Rene Descartes Isaac Newton David Hume Immanuel Kant John Stuart Mill just to name a few....
1/20/07 2:42 PM
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1/20/07 2:54 PM
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I am correct: http://www.iqcomparisonsite.com/Cox300.aspx
1/20/07 3:28 PM
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Emanuel Swedenborg is greatly under-rated. Brilliant and very strange at the same time. I like the votes for Will Rogers also.
1/20/07 3:53 PM
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Aristotle followed by Thomas Jefferson, who wrote the Dec. of Independance and the The Constitution, both of their writings did more to change the world than anyone else. imo
1/20/07 3:53 PM
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William James Sidis. IQ 250-300.
1/20/07 4:18 PM
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wait..I forgot...James Tiberius Kirk! brought law and order to the universe, as well as spreading his seed and keeping his "capt's log" who's writings are a brilliant glimpse into the future of mankind!
1/20/07 5:21 PM
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Feynman is insanely smart and kind of like Newton, would discover stuff and just leave it in a drawer and not tell anyone.
1/20/07 5:49 PM
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Madison wrote the Constitution. And the answer is James Joyce.
1/21/07 2:14 AM
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" Fenyman is insanely smart and kind of like Newton..." That is the second time I've seen Richard Feynman's last name mispelled. C'mon guys, spelling is critical on a thread about IQ's.
1/21/07 1:45 PM
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Y0u are right. Dyslexia I guess.
1/21/07 1:46 PM
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1/21/07 2:11 PM
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There are people sitting in a cave that are brilliance itsef.
1/21/07 5:35 PM
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Everybody who said Newton is correct, especially Alpo on page 1. Newton's work created 5 college courses: Physics I Calculus I, I, and III Classical Mechanics (only if you're a physics major) And those classes are the basis for all other science. Nobody else can say they had that impact. Though, you can't really argue with James Tiberius Kirk either.
1/21/07 5:41 PM
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di Vinci, hands down. Brilliant in so many different areas. Mark
1/21/07 5:53 PM
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"Liebniz who lived at the same time as Newton is now credited as simultaneously and independantly creating Calculus."

Fortunately, the two never met or there would have been a very dull argument.  

1/23/07 8:09 PM
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Socrates preceded Plato, who was Aristotle's teacher. So give Socrates and Plato a little credit. From WIkipedia: Aristotle (Greek: Ἀριστοτέλης Aristot?lēs) (384 BC ? March 7, 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. He wrote on diverse subjects, including physics, poetry (including theater), biology and zoology, logic, rhetoric, politics, government and ethics. Along with Socrates and Plato, Aristotle was one of the most influential of ancient Greek philosophers. They transformed Presocratic Greek philosophy into the foundations of Western philosophy as we know it. Some consider Plato and Aristotle to have founded two of the most important schools of Ancient philosophy; others consider Aristotelianism as a development and concretization of Plato's insights.
1/23/07 9:05 PM
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"Prove Socrates existed outside of Plato's writings." Xenophon wrote a great deal about me, too. And he was a historian, so there.

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