*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. Raja

    Raja New Member

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    I reakon it's gotta be Einstein....

    I had a bird named Aristotle, and my dog's name is Albert, and the dog is way smarter than the bird ever was....
  2. G-man

    G-man Prodigal Philanthropist

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    I've always liked Einstein one of my "hero's...
    "Raja"? Hey, are you Alcozma's friend Raja? Welcome!

    Another Buckley fan... yeah there's some musical genius there too. I used to front a cover band of his music... always had a similar style to his music, always would cover a tune or two of his while performing my own music and since I was always being compared to him physically... it was fun for a bit but not really my style to cover anyone. Besides, I saw a few of his shows and only one in which he actually showed up to play... (where he wasn't so inebriated he could actually stand up on his own) too bad and he put out very little material and most of that was just other covers. His father was as talented also and died very young too but put out tonnes of material.
  3. Raja

    Raja New Member

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    :) Yeah G-Man that would be me.. thanks for the welcome..
  4. kim_eh

    kim_eh Gratified

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    Where is Homer Simpson? Come on people!
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    Scotty 3 New Member

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    What a question!

    Mozart was undoubtedly the greatest genius of all time, being in possession of a remarkable gift of fluency that truly puts him in a class of his own - Einstein was a scientist, largely derivative of Newton.....

    i sometimes wonder of Wolfgang was human - no mortal could be capable of his feats.
  6. CyberCat

    CyberCat Active Member

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    It's hard to choose just one, I think they all sort of needed each other, that is without inventions or discoveries made by one person, the others the other wouldn't have be able to invent or discovery what they did.
  7. Black_Kat

    Black_Kat Horny Hornist

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    Jeanie lent me a book...I've changed my mind from Hitler and Nixon and Mr. Killersnowman to Leonardo Da Vinci. ......Don't take that tone with me! I'm random like that :p
  8. G-man

    G-man Prodigal Philanthropist

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    Does anyone know any famous contemporary musicians who are confirmed genius? I can think of Kris Kristofferson, Alicia "Keyes", Gene Simmons, Randy Rhodes, the 2 guys from the band Air, Chet Atkins... there has to be some more? I was thinking Stewart Copeland from The Police was but didn't find out for certain...

    a few actors/actresses are Sharon Stone, Steve Martin, Geena Davis, Asia Carerra, James Woods, Jodie Foster, Ellen Muth, Uma Thurman... they were all in Mensa too...
  9. saxmidiman

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    Thomas Edison anyone. How many patents does he have.

    Hard to pick anyone. How about Jesus Christ?

    Have fun. Good list, but could definately be longer.
  10. Bladez26

    Bladez26 New Member

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    I agree that the measure of genuis is not IQ scores, is it then the application of a high score? I.E is a person a genius if he has a high score but does nothing with his intelligence?
  11. G-man

    G-man Prodigal Philanthropist

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    Sure, why not? Who's to really judge what you did with your gift? ... that's a tough one as many folks never realised in their lifetime their impact of genius on the world... think about Va Gogh who was an intellectual as well as artistic genius never realized any success while he was alive... his IQ was 220 I do believe. Besides, like was mentioned earlier... some folks genius accomplishments stemmed only from prior genius who were... never noticed until another came along to take their theories... to a useful level long after... and very true Saxmidi. It's all meant to inspire thought and intellectual discussion and debate... it's really difficult to classify levels of genius... I read this article once that was rather interesting it grouped person's IQ's based on occupation... philosophers, writers and professors were topping the list...
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  12. ski_power

    ski_power Quark

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    One more thing is that all genius(well atleast most of them) are given recognition only after their death, which is usually very bad ie they go around being very poor.
  13. G-man

    G-man Prodigal Philanthropist

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    Exactly

    ... and I don't know if it's really so bad about going about being poor... having been on both sides of the issue I'm not convinced it is better or worse to be poor... depends on how you look at it...
  14. ski_power

    ski_power Quark

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    Yeah, true.
  15. gen79

    gen79 New Member

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    for me it is either beethoven or newton
  16. Mystic_Puppy

    Mystic_Puppy New Member

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    what about God??? does he count?? cuz if he does hes got my vote. :)
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    Jimi Hendrix. Great stuff done without all the trickery and gadgetry we have now.
  18. imthenazz

    imthenazz New Member

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    Ludwig Wittgenstein, Gottfried Leibniz, Immanuel Kant, Socrates, Plato, William Shakespeare, and Fyodor Dostoevski are some of the most brilliant minds that come to mind, and I see none of them are on the list.
  19. G-man

    G-man Prodigal Philanthropist

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    Those are all very good... unfortunately, only so many could make the list when I began this thread so...
  20. * réprouvé *

    * réprouvé * What She Said Staff Member Super Mod

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    And where's kurt Cobain G-man?? Spike Milligan's missing too......

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