*greatest Genius Of All Time*

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WHO IS THE GREATEST GENIUS OF ALL TIME?

  1. Albert Einstein

    26 vote(s)
    57.8%
  2. Leonardo Da' Vinci

    18 vote(s)
    40.0%
  3. Sir Issac Newton

    7 vote(s)
    15.6%
  4. Michelangelo Buonarroti

    2 vote(s)
    4.4%
  5. Galileo

    2 vote(s)
    4.4%
  6. Thomas Jefferson

    2 vote(s)
    4.4%
  7. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    6 vote(s)
    13.3%
  8. Pablo Picasso

    2 vote(s)
    4.4%
  9. Ludwig von Beethoven

    2 vote(s)
    4.4%
  10. Steven Hawking

    6 vote(s)
    13.3%
  11. Thomas Edison

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  12. Natasha Vita More

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. J. S. Bach

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. G-man

    G-man Prodigal Philanthropist

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    [color=666699]
    Who do you think is the greatest genius of all time?
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    [color=666699]Some other names that you may feel should be on this list... such as Richard Feynman, Nichola Tesla, Thomas Edison, Srinivasa Ramanujan, William Shakespeare, Aristotle... add as a post with all other comments and other names. [/color]​


    [color=bdb76b]Genius Ratings
    Average: 85 - 115
    Above average: 116 - 125
    Gifted borderline genius: 126 - 135
    Highly gifted : 136 -145
    Genius: 146 - 165
    High Genius: 166 - 180
    Highest Genius: 181 - 200
    Beyond being measurable Genius: Over 200[/color]



    [color=556b2f]Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
    -- Albert Einstein

    Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration.
    -- Thomas Edison

    Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher's the poet's equal there.
    -- E.M. Cioran

    Calvin: People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don't realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world. Hobbes: Isn't your pants' zipper supposed to be in the front?
    -- Calvin and Hobbes [/color]​
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  2. X-Factor

    X-Factor vvv Look it's Billy Hunt!

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    actually, i think maybe Machiavelli or napoleon. despite what napoleon tried to do, he was incredibly good in the way he handled his government, and in the laws and acts he passed
  3. vbrio

    vbrio Lavander Lassie Staff Member Moderator

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    it's a bit difficult to determine the real genius of all time since the they are a genius in their on specialized fields

    though for me Aristotle is a great genius
  4. ZelRiptha

    ZelRiptha Thnow White but I drifted Staff Member Super Mod

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    Egad!!

    No Bach??

    :)

    While it's a shame to make it a contest, there are many great people on the list (I have always been intrigued by Ramanujan). Some that you didn't include that I find notable are Isaac Asimov (if for nothing else than his incredibly prolific and cogent writing), Ayn Rand (a somewhat maligned pioneer in modern objective philosophy), and in the musical world, Johann Sebastian Bach. I feel that the modern musical world owes a lot to JSB; music would be quite different without his influence. For instance, I believe even Jazz borrows from his ideas, 300+ years after he originated them.

    One that might be somewhat outside the modern conscience but that I admire a great deal, is Charles Erskine Scott Wood.. His book, Heavenly Discourse, is some of the best satire I've read. Here are some samples of his serious stuff: Anti-Imperialist Writings of C.E.S. Wood and Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce. More links. Anyway, his stuff in Heavenly Discourse cracks me up so bad, my sides hurt. Sometime, I'll post some excerpts. With disclaimers of course, since he tends to be blunt. :)

    Neat thread idea, G. :thumbsup:
  5. G-man

    G-man Prodigal Philanthropist

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    True Zel... I was debating adding Bach but in the end I felt with the 10 to take a diverse sample. I also intended on mentioning a few women in that list too. Actually, I originally planned on a musical genius thread and his name was certainly on that I even considered removing Beethoven in exchange for Bach weighing their level of genius... I had seven composers on that list which nearly became another thread... :laugh: All entries are truly genius I see here... and we each have those we admire and respect for various reasons. I hope to see some others come up too that weren't mentioned maybe even some Midibuddy members too! :laugh2: By the way, click the link up there for relatively extensive list...
  6. Pol

    Pol Stuck on the M1 <img src="images/smilies/shakehead Staff Member Super Mod

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    i'd tend to go for someone from way back like Leonardo Da vinci
  7. Sk8er

    Sk8er Vegitatum davenportae

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    I think you lefty me out of the poll by accident ;) , i'm clearly a lot smarter than all of these old farts :)
  8. ZelRiptha

    ZelRiptha Thnow White but I drifted Staff Member Super Mod

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    Mmmhmm... except sk8er likes his reading to be "dumbed down"... ;)
  9. Sk8er

    Sk8er Vegitatum davenportae

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    That doesn't make me stupid, it just makes me incompetant..is that a word? Gman, phone up that Michelangelo Buonarroti guy and ask him if it's a word...he sounds pretty smart.
  10. ZelRiptha

    ZelRiptha Thnow White but I drifted Staff Member Super Mod

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    I'd never call you stupid, sk8. :) I'm just teasing you about your other post. Oh, and if you'd like to ring up Buonarroti, it's 011 39 0485 513743. Careful how long you talk; international's bad enough, but the forwarding into the afterlife can be painful to the pocketbook...

    ;)

    Edit: Whoops, you're in UK, no? That number should be 00 39 0485 513743 - right?
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  11. Black_Kat

    Black_Kat Horny Hornist

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    Eh...where's Richard Nixon? Or Bill Clinton? Or even Chris Carter? And even at that, where's Al Gore? He invented the internet ya' know...:confused:
  12. G-man

    G-man Prodigal Philanthropist

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    LOL! Nice play there... guys. Ummm.. err... Al Gore? :confused:
  13. Luiza*Cunha

    Luiza*Cunha Charmed Trainee with Goa'uld inside! Staff Member Super Mod

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    I don't see Dr. Evil there either... :confused:
  14. vbrio

    vbrio Lavander Lassie Staff Member Moderator

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    does bugs bunny count as a genius?????
  15. dmc1078

    dmc1078 New Member

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    Newton for sure. I think Calculus and Newtonian mechanics alone has had more of an impact then the work of everyone else listed here combined.
  16. ski_power

    ski_power Quark

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    Hey dude where would Newton be if Aryabhatta hadn;t invented the no. 0 (zero, z-e-r-o, zero)
    Newton would be bankrupt, on the roads.
    So Aryabhatta is the true Genius
    [textglow]Aryabhatta[/textglow]
  17. Gallokab

    Gallokab New Member

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    Jeff Buckley
  18. yadrisil

    yadrisil New Member

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    It's really hard to measure genius. IQ alone isn't enough, otherwise Goethe would win. It also depends on circumstance. Greatness requires trying times. For instance, no one would care about Jefferson if he didn't happen to live in revolutionary America. I still vote for Goethe though.
  19. ski_power

    ski_power Quark

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    Who's goethe? I mean i've never heard about him before...
  20. G-man

    G-man Prodigal Philanthropist

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    Too true ski... many of those genius mentioned above owe their success to those pioneering before them... and equally true there needs to be a reason for inventing new technology... just think about where technology began and why... also, if it weren't for Edison we wouldn't be able to credit him with this ... [​IMG] hmnnnn... do you suppose that's how he got the idea? [​IMG]

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