Smartest man in history?

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  1. The Esotericist Getting the message to Garcia Valued Senior Member

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    To go where no person has gone before, with the latest equipment, and the accumulation of data from past equipment, as a guide:

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  5. razordude ouch. Registered Senior Member

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    Yet, Mwhahahahaha!

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  7. Kennyc Registered Senior Member

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    Too many possible interpretations of "smart" to choose just one.
     
  8. Kennyc Registered Senior Member

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    Yes Jefferson would be a good choice right there with Leonardo...
     
  9. jmpet Valued Senior Member

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    Thomas Jefferson
     
  10. Shadow1 Valued Senior Member

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    so what? we can all be like that here, well, if you compare the quantity of knowledge at that time, by that time, i can be all those, because, they don't have that much of knoledge that needs every branche to be studied alone, or, to be specialist at.
     
  11. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Poll:

    What would you rather be, the smartest or the happiest??
     
  12. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    The smartest man?

    The man that invented fire, he was likely also the one that discovered that it hurts to get burnt.

    How about the guy that invented the wheel, Multiple centuries have passed and we are still using them because we can't make them any more efficient.
     
  13. John99 Banned Banned

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    I think we give people who made advanvancements 100s\1000s of years ago too much credit. Not that they dont deserve credit but i think it is overblown. The reason is because advancements and discoveries were easier to make and some of it was just pure determination. Well that what i think.
     
  14. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    What's a limeedo?
     
  15. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    Is this one a them French things?
     
  16. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    Oh, of course. How stupid of me.
     
  17. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    I'm being very srs, young lady.
     
  18. Shadow1 Valued Senior Member

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    first humans, they leanred how to fish, how to cook, how how how how, etc.... wich from, well, not pretty much nothing, while today, anything you need, just few clicks, and there you go, fresh and ready
     
  19. Jim S Registered Senior Member

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    The smartest man is Alfred E. Neuman -- the smartest animal is Yogi Bear
     
  20. Hercules Rockefeller Beatings will continue until morale improves. Moderator

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    Sir Isaac Newton has already been mentioned, so I nominate Christiaan Huygens.
     
  21. desi Valued Senior Member

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    Howard Hughes.
     
  22. nitram22 Registered Senior Member

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    I am in a state of perpetual education. That is to say I am always in orbit to discover new and perplexing ideas and concepts. As far as formal education, I spent some years in a practice of collegiate redundancy. Just kidding. I do not knock formal education, but I do not care for the low level of standards many educational institutions use to support its growth and quality.
    My point to follow is that let us look at Davinci. His ideas were so far ahead of his own time. Then look at Einstien. His achievements were competitive WITHIN his time. There is no doubt Albert was brilliant, but there is a significant difference in resources to draw upon.
     
  23. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    The person who educates others is the smartest of them all for if knowledge wasn't passed along we wouldn'r be here today.
     

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