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8/7/2010 2:14:03 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Who are your top five favourite historical figures, and why?
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8/7/2010 8:10:19 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/7/2010 2:14:03 AM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
Who are your top five favourite historical figures, and why?

Murray Rothbard, savior
Benjamin Tucker, he made straight the path
Ludwig von Mises, genius
Samuel Edward Konkin III, saint
Leo Tolstoy, he was too good for the world
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8/7/2010 8:13:13 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/7/2010 8:10:19 AM, Reasoning wrote:
At 8/7/2010 2:14:03 AM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
Who are your top five favourite historical figures, and why?

Murray Rothbard, savior
Benjamin Tucker, he made straight the path
Ludwig von Mises, genius
Samuel Edward Konkin III, saint
Lew Rockwell, for sharing the word
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8/7/2010 8:28:39 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
I don't have a Top 5 par se, but Michael Collins and Charles Darwin are up there.
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8/7/2010 8:29:26 AM
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At 8/7/2010 2:14:03 AM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
Who are your top five favourite historical figures, and why?

Who would your top five be?
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8/7/2010 10:14:27 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
1) Jesus Christ (In heaven or Earth- There is none like Him)
2) Ernest Hemingway (The Master Writer) All his books are about traveling and I like traveling
3) Nero Caesar (Because he was insane- we are both the same) hahaha I don't mean to say I support him killing Christians but I like to read about this man and his insanity. I heard that he became insane after a Christian girl broke his heart.
4) Martin Luther (The man who revolutionized Europe)
5) Simon Cowell (Because he is honest)
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8/7/2010 10:41:41 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/7/2010 2:14:03 AM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
Who are your top five favourite historical figures, and why?

Not in order of importance:

1) Thomas Jefferson- extremely smart and talented orator/leader/writer

2) Socrates/Plato- responsible for Western Philosophy, amazing intellect

3) Charles Darwin- Natural selection, The Voyage of the Beagle,
On The Origin of Species


4) Friedrich Nietzsche- existentialism and post-modernism, work about morality, death of God, nihilism, perspectivism, and Übermensch

5) David Hume- skeptical philosophy, "Bulldozer of Metaphysics"
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8/7/2010 10:54:34 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/7/2010 10:41:41 PM, annhasle wrote:
At 8/7/2010 2:14:03 AM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
Who are your top five favourite historical figures, and why?

Not in order of importance:

1) Thomas Jefferson- extremely smart and talented orator/leader/writer

2) Socrates/Plato- responsible for Western Philosophy, amazing intellect

3) Charles Darwin- Natural selection, The Voyage of the Beagle,
On The Origin of Species


4) Friedrich Nietzsche- existentialism and post-modernism, work about morality, death of God, nihilism, perspectivism, and Übermensch

5) David Hume- skeptical philosophy, "Bulldozer of Metaphysics"

They're all tops in my book...

but for Plato... and Soh-crates... I used to like'em but now not so much... especially plato.
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8/7/2010 10:55:48 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/7/2010 10:54:34 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
At 8/7/2010 10:41:41 PM, annhasle wrote:
At 8/7/2010 2:14:03 AM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
Who are your top five favourite historical figures, and why?

Not in order of importance:

1) Thomas Jefferson- extremely smart and talented orator/leader/writer

2) Socrates/Plato- responsible for Western Philosophy, amazing intellect

3) Charles Darwin- Natural selection, The Voyage of the Beagle,
On The Origin of Species


4) Friedrich Nietzsche- existentialism and post-modernism, work about morality, death of God, nihilism, perspectivism, and Übermensch

5) David Hume- skeptical philosophy, "Bulldozer of Metaphysics"

They're all tops in my book...

but for Plato... and Soh-crates... I used to like'em but now not so much... especially plato.

Why not?? :O
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8/7/2010 10:56:59 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/7/2010 10:54:34 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
They're all tops in my book...

but for Plato... and Soh-crates... I used to like'em but now not so much... especially plato.

They knew what it took to have order in society.
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8/7/2010 10:58:03 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/7/2010 10:56:59 PM, wjmelements wrote:
At 8/7/2010 10:54:34 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
They're all tops in my book...

but for Plato... and Soh-crates... I used to like'em but now not so much... especially plato.

They knew what it took to have order in society.

I agree completely.
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8/8/2010 5:04:55 AM
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At 8/7/2010 10:47:37 PM, wjmelements wrote:
Karl Marx, prophet.
Barack Obama, savior.

Stalin, Castro and Che are up there for me. Not that Trotsky b*stard though.
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8/8/2010 12:30:47 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/8/2010 5:04:55 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 8/7/2010 10:47:37 PM, wjmelements wrote:
Karl Marx, prophet.
Barack Obama, savior.

Stalin, Castro and Che are up there for me. Not that Trotsky b*stard though.

Those all suck.

Ayn Rand and Ron Paul ftw! <3
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8/8/2010 2:54:56 PM
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Emperor Norton.
Darwin.
Albert Einstein.
Tituba.
Boudica.
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8/10/2010 12:22:24 PM
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At 8/10/2010 12:20:29 PM, twsurber wrote:
At 8/7/2010 10:42:24 PM, InsertNameHere wrote:
Ayn Rand. <3

I really enjoyed reading Anthem! It's one of my favorites.

Lol, that wasn't even a serious post. It was for opposite day. Regardless, good for you. ^_^
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8/10/2010 3:41:11 PM
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At 8/10/2010 3:39:54 PM, twsurber wrote:
awww, epic fail :oP

Haha yea. I'm no objectivist. I'm some kind of liberal/authoritarian hybrid.
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8/10/2010 3:44:14 PM
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Without rank:
Jesus,
Makhno,
Durruti,
Chomsky,
Huey P. Newton.
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8/10/2010 4:03:18 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Hmmm.... I'll treat this like the ol' dinner party question.

John Lennon - Music
Mikhail Bakunin - Politics
Quentin Tarantino - Movies
Stephen Hawkings - Science
Harry Houdini - Magic

And we'd have tacos for dinner.
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8/10/2010 4:09:23 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/10/2010 4:03:18 PM, tvellalott wrote:
Hmmm.... I'll treat this like the ol' dinner party question.

John Lennon - Music
Mikhail Bakunin - Politics
Quentin Tarantino - Movies
Stephen Hawkings - Science
Harry Houdini - Magic

And we'd have tacos for dinner.

Scorsese > Tarantino
Newton > Hawking
Mozart > Lennon

Don't know who I'd pick for the others. Magic doesn't seem too important to me.
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8/10/2010 4:12:59 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/10/2010 4:09:23 PM, J.Kenyon wrote:
At 8/10/2010 4:03:18 PM, tvellalott wrote:
Hmmm.... I'll treat this like the ol' dinner party question.

John Lennon - Music
Mikhail Bakunin - Politics
Quentin Tarantino - Movies
Stephen Hawkings - Science
Harry Houdini - Magic

And we'd have tacos for dinner.

Scorsese > Tarantino
Newton > Hawking
Mozart > Lennon

Don't know who I'd pick for the others. Magic doesn't seem too important to me.

I originally picked Newton actually, but I changed because I figure Hawking is more knowledgable. Mozart is a strange choice... Why him of all of the classical composers? You didn't have to pick magic, I'm an amatuer magician and have an vested interest.
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