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000ike
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7/18/2012 4:23:26 PM
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Who would you say deserves to be called the greatest figure in the 20th century? Greatest includes their influence, power, and overall benefit to mankind.

Here a few good options:
Franklin Roosevelt
Albert Einstein
Winston Churchill
Nelson Mandela
Earl Warren
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7/18/2012 4:25:36 PM
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7/18/2012 5:12:26 PM
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Miles Davis.

Or maybe Oppenheimer, purely because it's easy to forget how nuclear-crazy the last century was.
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7/18/2012 5:13:21 PM
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At 7/18/2012 4:25:36 PM, LaissezFaire wrote:
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For 'overall benefit to mankind' at least. For any kind of influence, probably Lenin.
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: At 6/22/2011 6:57:23 PM, el-badgero wrote:
: i didn't like [Obama]. he was the only black dude in moneygall yet he claimed to be home. obvious liar is obvious liar. i bet him and bin laden are bumfvcking right now.
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7/18/2012 5:26:04 PM
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At 7/18/2012 4:25:36 PM, LaissezFaire wrote:
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I totally second this. Especially if we're making this judgment from a utilitarian point of view.
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7/18/2012 6:08:02 PM
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At 7/18/2012 4:23:26 PM, 000ike wrote:
Who would you say deserves to be called the greatest figure in the 20th century? Greatest includes their influence, power, and overall benefit to mankind.

Here a few good options:
Franklin Roosevelt
Albert Einstein
Winston Churchill
Nelson Mandela
Earl Warren

In the 20th century?

Oh, definitely Nikola Tesla.

Absolutely, positively.
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7/18/2012 6:21:40 PM
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Jiddu Krishnamurti

He had power, wealth, great influence, and the best benefit to mankind.

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7/18/2012 6:22:56 PM
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At 7/18/2012 6:21:40 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
Jiddu Krishnamurti

He had power, wealth, great influence, and the best benefit to mankind.

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7/19/2012 10:12:22 AM
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Winston Churchill
[for influence only, not agreement] Lenin
Albert Einstein
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7/19/2012 9:26:34 PM
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LOL, leave it to men to make the most influential figure of the last century a male.

I call b.s.

Make the most influential figure Lise Meitner for discovering nuclear fission or Rosalind Franklin for discovering the structure of DNA.
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7/19/2012 11:01:12 PM
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Rosa Parks too
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7/20/2012 6:12:30 AM
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At 7/19/2012 9:26:34 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
LOL, leave it to men to make the most influential figure of the last century a male.

I call b.s.

Make the most influential figure Lise Meitner for discovering nuclear fission or Rosalind Franklin for discovering the structure of DNA.

LOL, leave it to the feminist to pick the most influential figure of the last century as a female, just to pick a female, without regard to who was actually the most influential.

I call b.s.

Make the most influential figure the person who was actually the most influential--Lisa Meitner and Rosalind Franklin were influential, but not even close to as influential as Norman Borlaugh saving over a billion people from starvation.
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: At 6/22/2011 6:57:23 PM, el-badgero wrote:
: i didn't like [Obama]. he was the only black dude in moneygall yet he claimed to be home. obvious liar is obvious liar. i bet him and bin laden are bumfvcking right now.
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7/20/2012 7:11:23 AM
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At 7/20/2012 6:12:30 AM, LaissezFaire wrote:
At 7/19/2012 9:26:34 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
LOL, leave it to men to make the most influential figure of the last century a male.

I call b.s.

Make the most influential figure Lise Meitner for discovering nuclear fission or Rosalind Franklin for discovering the structure of DNA.

LOL, leave it to the feminist to pick the most influential figure of the last century as a female, just to pick a female, without regard to who was actually the most influential.

I call b.s.

Make the most influential figure the person who was actually the most influential--Lisa Meitner and Rosalind Franklin were influential, but not even close to as influential as Norman Borlaugh saving over a billion people from starvation.

At least you picked a proper person instead of a U.S. president. I didn't even know who he was, but I could support him.
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7/20/2012 4:20:25 PM
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At 7/20/2012 6:12:30 AM, LaissezFaire wrote:
At 7/19/2012 9:26:34 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
LOL, leave it to men to make the most influential figure of the last century a male.

I call b.s.

Make the most influential figure Lise Meitner for discovering nuclear fission or Rosalind Franklin for discovering the structure of DNA.

LOL, leave it to the feminist to pick the most influential figure of the last century as a female, just to pick a female, without regard to who was actually the most influential.

I call b.s.

Make the most influential figure the person who was actually the most influential--Lisa Meitner and Rosalind Franklin were influential, but not even close to as influential as Norman Borlaugh saving over a billion people from starvation.

Ok I agree that the title of this thread should be "Person" of the century.
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7/21/2012 8:32:24 PM
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At 7/18/2012 5:12:26 PM, NixonianVolkswagen wrote:
Miles Davis.

Or maybe Oppenheimer, purely because it's easy to forget how nuclear-crazy the last century was.

I would give it to Oppenheimer.
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7/21/2012 8:58:51 PM
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I'd give it to Einstein, King Jr., and Rosa Parks.
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7/21/2012 9:18:41 PM
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Lenin, Lennon, Einstein, Susan B. Anthony, yeah.
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7/21/2012 9:20:20 PM
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At 7/18/2012 4:23:26 PM, 000ike wrote:
Who would you say deserves to be called the greatest figure in the 20th century? Greatest includes their influence, power, and overall benefit to mankind.

Here a few good options:
Franklin Roosevelt
Albert Einstein
Winston Churchill
Nelson Mandela
Earl Warren

I would probably pick Einstein, or possibly Linus Pauling.
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7/21/2012 9:23:56 PM
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Somebody said Tesla. Considering his work had FAR more influence on technology than even Edison, he probably had the most impact in terms of our lifestyle now. I've never even heard of this green revolution guy, unsurprisingly. I'll have to look into that.
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7/21/2012 11:33:22 PM
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The Fool: out of them. Eistien. The rest is often bare opinionate metaphysics.
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7/21/2012 11:39:17 PM
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At 7/21/2012 11:33:22 PM, The_Fool_on_the_hill wrote:
The Fool: out of them. Eistien. The rest is often bare opinionate metaphysics.

Einstein

The Fool: I say Einstein in a lasting sense on humanity. The rest are Good, some of opinion and they depend on values, which are not universaly and can change over time.
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7/21/2012 11:43:36 PM
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The Fool: Yeah Eistein has been considered the top guy. I didnt' know that.

1.Albert Einstein

2 K. Gandhi (was my second guy that came to mind. Hmm. )

3 Franklin D. Roosevelt

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7/22/2012 4:58:05 PM
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At 7/21/2012 11:39:17 PM, The_Fool_on_the_hill wrote:
At 7/21/2012 11:33:22 PM, The_Fool_on_the_hill wrote:
The Fool: out of them. Eistien. The rest is often bare opinionate metaphysics.

Einstein

The Fool: I say Einstein in a lasting sense on humanity. The rest are Good, some of opinion and they depend on values, which are not universaly and can change over time.

I can understand Einstein, but Oppenheimer put Einstein's -most signifigant- idea to good use.
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