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Diqiucun_Cunmin
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6/13/2015 9:01:21 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I realised 'People I admire' albums are getting somewhat popular (Uther, debate_power and a few others have these), so I made one too:

http://www.debate.org...

(Congrats if you can name all the people without looking at the mouse-over descriptions :P)

If you make (or have made) one of these, please share it here! :)
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Saint_of_Me
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6/19/2015 1:27:30 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/13/2015 9:01:21 AM, Diqiucun_Cunmin wrote:
I realised 'People I admire' albums are getting somewhat popular (Uther, debate_power and a few others have these), so I made one too:

http://www.debate.org...

(Congrats if you can name all the people without looking at the mouse-over descriptions :P)

If you make (or have made) one of these, please share it here! :)

Why are they all oriental?

Most of them look the same to me--in the pics.

Oh..I think I might've recognized Confucius or the Buddha or Lao Tzu in there somewhere, but....

Are you Oriental?

Are all the people from history that you admire also Oriental?

No Westerners? If not, why.

Just curious. Thanks!
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Saint_of_Me
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6/19/2015 1:32:06 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Here is my humble submission of people from the past whom I admire......

Yeshua of Nazareth

Alan Turing

Abraham Lincoln

Martin Luther

Siddartha Gautama

Mohatma Ghandi

Miles Daves

Charlie Parker

Buddy Rich

Mozart

Nikola Tesla

Charles Darwin

Copernicus

Osama Bin Laden (I realize this choice will require an explanation for some, which I will be glad to provide if anybody wishes.)

Voltaire

Kurt Vonnegut

Albert Einstein

Nelson Mandela
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Diqiucun_Cunmin
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6/24/2015 10:23:07 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Sorry for the late reply. I didn't see a notification for this.

At 6/19/2015 1:27:30 PM, Saint_of_Me wrote:
At 6/13/2015 9:01:21 AM, Diqiucun_Cunmin wrote:
I realised 'People I admire' albums are getting somewhat popular (Uther, debate_power and a few others have these), so I made one too:

http://www.debate.org...

(Congrats if you can name all the people without looking at the mouse-over descriptions :P)

If you make (or have made) one of these, please share it here! :)


Why are they all oriental?
They aren't, lol. Pythagoras' on the second row and there are quite a few Westerners on the bottom.
Most of them look the same to me--in the pics.
Blame it on the painters...
Oh..I think I might've recognized Confucius or the Buddha or Lao Tzu in there somewhere, but....
There's no Buddha or Laozi...

Are you Oriental?
Yes
Are all the people from history that you admire also Oriental?
No
No Westerners? If not, why.
There are westerners...
Just curious. Thanks!
The thing is, I hate relativism. I hate relativism more than I hate everything else, excepting, maybe, fibreglass powerboats... What it overlooks, to put it briefly and crudely, is the fixed structure of human nature. - Jerry Fodor

Don't be a stat cynic:
http://www.debate.org...

Response to conservative views on deforestation:
http://www.debate.org...

Topics I'd like to debate (not debating ATM): http://tinyurl.com...
Diqiucun_Cunmin
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6/24/2015 10:25:35 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/19/2015 1:32:06 PM, Saint_of_Me wrote:
Here is my humble submission of people from the past whom I admire......

Yeshua of Nazareth

Alan Turing

Abraham Lincoln

Martin Luther

Siddartha Gautama

Mohatma Ghandi

Miles Daves

Charlie Parker

Buddy Rich

Mozart

Nikola Tesla

Charles Darwin

Copernicus

Osama Bin Laden (I realize this choice will require an explanation for some, which I will be glad to provide if anybody wishes.)
o_0
Voltaire

Kurt Vonnegut

Albert Einstein

Nelson Mandela

I also have Mozart and Turing up. I've heard of all the people on your list except Daves, Parker and Rich. I don't think we have that much of a cultural difference :P
The thing is, I hate relativism. I hate relativism more than I hate everything else, excepting, maybe, fibreglass powerboats... What it overlooks, to put it briefly and crudely, is the fixed structure of human nature. - Jerry Fodor

Don't be a stat cynic:
http://www.debate.org...

Response to conservative views on deforestation:
http://www.debate.org...

Topics I'd like to debate (not debating ATM): http://tinyurl.com...