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1/23/07 9:12 PM
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Yeah, but Aristophanes is a dick. I don't even like to mention his name.
1/24/07 10:58 PM
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socrates is correct.
1/25/07 12:08 AM
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Al Unser Al Unser, Jr. Kukla Fran Ollie
2/8/07 3:49 PM
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Mozart is the greatest mind the WESTERN world ever produced...Now on the otherside of the world..?
2/11/07 6:44 PM
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Another vote for Goethe, the last polymath
2/11/07 11:10 PM
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Socrates - the Oracle at Delphi.
2/16/07 12:47 AM
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1. The founder of Bar-S Brand Hot Dogs, specifically the Hot Links. That is true genius. 2. John Kennedy Toole, author of "Confederacy of Dunces" which made me laugh out loud in a snowstorm while sitting on the side of the road feeling dejected after giving up on getting a ride when hitchhiking across the country. 3. Henry David Thoreau--why the mention of all these math nerds? 4. Ken Shamrock and the Living Death TTMFT!!!
7/15/07 5:03 PM
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"Isaac Newton, easily. He almost single handedly invented calculus and modern physics, including gravitation, kinetics, mechanics and optics. Some modifications have been made since then, but he laid the foundation for everything and many/most of his discoveries are still being actively taught and used 300 years later. Look around you. Unless you are in a forest right now, almost every single object around you is an eventual result of his work." Sorry but lol @ kinetics and inventing gravity. I think you meant kinematics. Isaac Newton did indeed lay the foundation for physics and he did invent calculus, Liebniz (sp?) did as well around the same time. He was the most influential person in all of science. I wouldn't say the most brilliant ever though. The most brilliant person ever is without a doubt the child prodigy William James Sidis. Some of the claims of his abilities are pretty unbelievable. His life was somewhat tragic though.
7/16/07 8:46 AM
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Niels Bohr - the last man to know everything.
7/26/07 8:57 PM
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Bertrand Russell
7/31/07 2:23 PM
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Mozart is a good call, but I'd pick Bach over him. Creativity maybe to Mozart, but with IQ, you definitely have to go with Bach. For an American, I'd repeat: Feynman.
7/31/07 2:27 PM
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For most brilliant American I'd go with Thomas Jefferson, but I'm personally very biased.
7/31/07 2:32 PM
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Godel Escher Bach Hofstader
7/31/07 2:57 PM
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8/9/07 1:22 AM
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8/9/07 7:38 AM
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Sorry but lol @ kinetics and inventing gravity. I think you meant kinematics. Re: Newton, he did essentially create the discipline of kinetics (which is another name for dynamics).
8/14/07 2:34 AM
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8/14/07 10:03 AM
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my balls?
8/17/07 12:34 AM
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8/23/07 3:38 PM
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-Francis Bacon and Descartes for establishing the scientific method -Newton, for not looking up -Bohr for making the tiny stuff more complicated -Nod to Einstien for being Einstein -Feynman, cause he rocks ...Oh, and Madison for the Constitution...
9/2/07 5:23 PM
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I would have to say Homo Erectus. Quote- "During the Middle Pleistocene era is when modern crainal features began to develope and significant increases in brain mass occured. It is also important because many behavioral changes occur in this time period, e.g., much more developed lithic industries, the controlled use of fire, regular meat-eating, hunting, etc. This is where the things most people consider "human" start to develop to the point where most people would recognize these pattern of anatomy and behavior as human." (C. David Kreger) With out Homo Erectus and its contributions to "Human" development would any of the people that are listed in this thread been able to accomplish what they did, I don't think so. But that is just my opinion.
9/6/07 12:04 AM
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Claude Shannon you fucks
9/11/07 9:45 PM
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9/11/07 9:48 PM
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10/20/07 11:08 AM
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Goethe was smarter than Blake.

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