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NickC
08-21-2009, 01:10 PM
My friend and I were discussing this the other day. Who, in your opinion, is the greatest person to have ever lived?

I vote Nelson Mandela.

David_Is_Right
08-21-2009, 01:11 PM
Are you serious, Nick?

TheMagicianOfPrecision
08-21-2009, 01:13 PM
Mandela or Gandhi

r2473
08-21-2009, 01:19 PM
1) Socrates / Plato / Aristotle

2) Newton / Copernicus / Kepler / Einstein / Darwin

3) Jesus / Muhammad / Abraham / St. Paul / Confucius / Siddhartha Gautama / Martin Luther / Moses

NickC
08-21-2009, 01:35 PM
Are you serious, Nick?

Yes David, I am; why? I'm excluding religious folk and all that because that'll start an argument and hijack the thread.

ubermeyer
08-21-2009, 01:35 PM
1) Socrates / Plato / Aristotle

2) Newton / Copernicus / Kepler / Einstein / Darwin

3) Jesus / Muhammad / Abraham / St. Paul / Confucius / Siddhartha Gautama / Martin Luther / Moses

Martin Luther wasn't even a prophet...

David_Is_Right
08-21-2009, 01:45 PM
How on earth could anyone think that Nelson Mandela is the greatest person of all time?

SempreSami
08-21-2009, 01:55 PM
Robert Key

drakulie
08-21-2009, 01:57 PM
Steve Garvey

SlapShot
08-21-2009, 01:59 PM
Steve Garvey

Oooh. That's a good one.

I vote for Jack Morris, myself.

Douggo
08-21-2009, 02:07 PM
Myskina.
And it's not close.

Giggs The Red Devil
08-21-2009, 03:38 PM
Michael Collins or Freud.

ubermeyer
08-21-2009, 03:44 PM
Myskina.
And it's not close.

why...?

Michael Collins or Freud.

Which Michael Collins? And why Freud???

BreakPoint
08-21-2009, 03:54 PM
Jesus Christ, what a loaded question! ;)

I'm surprised that no one on this board has mentioned Barack Obama yet.

S H O W S T O P P E R !
08-21-2009, 04:05 PM
Jesus Christ, what a loaded question! ;)

I'm surprised that no one on this board has mentioned Barack Obama yet.

Because then you will get the Rants and Raves board to start a flame war here.

adams_1
08-21-2009, 04:07 PM
Mikael Akerfeldt, Chuck Schuldiner, Paul Masvidal, Gene Hoglan or Mark Lanegan.

S H O W S T O P P E R !
08-21-2009, 04:19 PM
Obviously Chuck Norris, for he has the ability to divide by zero.

tudwell
08-21-2009, 04:31 PM
Rasputin...

flyinghippos101
08-21-2009, 04:37 PM
Mao 10 chars

ronalditop
08-21-2009, 04:42 PM
my mother :)

lancernrg
08-21-2009, 04:43 PM
My friend and I were discussing this the other day. Who, in your opinion, is the greatest person to have ever lived?


Rafael Nadal.

viduka0101
08-21-2009, 05:43 PM
BreakPoint

EtePras
08-21-2009, 05:44 PM
Jesus Christ, what a loaded question! ;)

I'm surprised that no one on this board has mentioned Barack Obama yet.

LOL

Federer is probably the greatest person of all time. Either him or gj011.

Ultra2HolyGrail
08-21-2009, 07:06 PM
Jesus Christ


Obviously.

10ACE
08-21-2009, 07:30 PM
Clark Griswold

hollywood9826
08-21-2009, 07:30 PM
I thought it was Bill Brasky

Sentinel
08-21-2009, 07:36 PM
The Buddha....

mtommer
08-21-2009, 07:54 PM
Obviously Chuck Norris, for he has the ability to divide by zero.

When Jesus saw Chuck Norris, Jesus nailed himself to the cross.

Eviscerator
08-21-2009, 08:29 PM
How on earth could anyone think that Nelson Mandela is the greatest person of all time?

It is beyond me as well. I am not sure he would even be in the top 100 of all time. There have been so many great philosophers, leaders, inventors, doctors, etc. throughout all of human history. To pick someone in our lifetime(no matter who you chose) would be absurd.

jamesblakefan#1
08-21-2009, 08:42 PM
What about Abraham Lincoln? At least for Americans, helped bring the end of slavery, helped bring the nation together and end the Civil War.

Nadal&Nike10
08-21-2009, 08:44 PM
JESUS!!! thats an easy question

Nadal&Nike10
08-21-2009, 08:45 PM
Rafael Nadal.

hahaha he is the second

topher.juan
08-21-2009, 08:55 PM
I'm of the belief that "greatest" is interchangeable with "most interesting". . .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2XuEnNiMF4

spyder49
08-21-2009, 09:08 PM
Leonardo da Vinci

spyder49
08-21-2009, 09:10 PM
or perhaps William Shatner (I can't decide)

nfor304
08-21-2009, 09:27 PM
Jelena Jankovic.

BreakPoint
08-21-2009, 11:49 PM
How about the guy who first discovered fire or the guy who invented the wheel?

Sentinel
08-22-2009, 12:46 AM
How about the guy who first discovered fire or the guy who invented the wheel?

1. should be burnt alive

2. should be put on the rack, or run over repeatedly

(sorry for the gross humor, just had a heavy lunch :-) )

aphex
08-22-2009, 01:18 AM
How on earth could anyone think that Nelson Mandela is the greatest person of all time?

lol:)

all time doesn't mean {since 1950} {in South Africa}...:)

if we're talking greatest, as in most important/influential,

i have to go with Aristotle...

western civilization is based on Aristotle.

christianity is based on aristotelianism.

Ronaldo
08-22-2009, 01:31 AM
Cristiano Ronaldo

Dedans Penthouse
08-22-2009, 06:27 AM
Billy Mays

(honorable mention: Willie Mays).

truthorbust
08-22-2009, 06:32 AM
I vote for anyone living using a curious and critical mindset on a daily basis to not being conned into apathy.

Gorecki
08-22-2009, 06:33 AM
Nadal_freak and a close second for GJ011...

but for me seriously, it would be Ghandi!

malakas
08-22-2009, 06:35 AM
Malakas.:)

Gorecki
08-22-2009, 06:38 AM
The Buddha....
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3b/Yoga-Ohm.jpg

Sentinel
08-22-2009, 06:54 AM
Nadal_freak and a close second for GJ011...


You seem to have read my mind's deepest secrets ... but what of Fedace. Do we give him a consolation prize. That's unfair for his unparalleled efforts.

Sentinel
08-22-2009, 06:57 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3b/Yoga-Ohm.jpg
How is the Buddha related to the Om sign ? And what does that have to do with this thread ???? :confused:

TENNISSLAVE
08-22-2009, 07:04 AM
I think everyday people with a mind that curious and critical without being cynical are great people , anytime.

dave333
08-22-2009, 07:48 AM
In terms of being amazing, Leonardo Da Vinci.

How about the guy who first discovered fire or the guy who invented the wheel?

Too dumb to be the greatest; to discover those amazing things and NOT name it after yourself...fail.

mhstennis100
08-22-2009, 10:45 AM
George W. Bush ftw

vkartikv
08-22-2009, 10:52 AM
Your self. Go discover yourself, you'll understand.

Topaz
08-22-2009, 10:56 AM
Mother Teresa

TENNIS_IS_FUN
08-22-2009, 01:49 PM
Jesus Christ.

Underhand
08-22-2009, 02:01 PM
Joey "ACE HIS ***" Porter

heycal
08-22-2009, 08:21 PM
Mother Teresa

Christopher Hitchens would beg to differ.

fed_the_savior
08-22-2009, 08:36 PM
And we all know Christopher Hitchens sacrificed pretty heavily to help other humans in need. He's probably cradling a leper as we speak.

Tempest344
08-22-2009, 09:48 PM
George Foreman
and
methuselah

ubermeyer
08-22-2009, 09:55 PM
In terms of being amazing, Leonardo Da Vinci.



Too dumb to be the greatest; to discover those amazing things and NOT name it after yourself...fail.

maybe it was, but was lost in translation to english...

or maybe the guys' names were fire and wheel!

joshburger
08-22-2009, 10:01 PM
Fabrice santoro

Terr
08-22-2009, 10:07 PM
My mother.

Mao 10 chars

I really hope you aren't serious about that. That guy was worse than Hitler. 50 million of his own countrymen died as a result of his tyranical regime.

If you've ever been to China, you'll know just what that monster did for this country. It's a place of inequality, corruption and greed.

random guy
08-22-2009, 10:40 PM
Mmmm tough one. I vote for Bret Michaels, lead singer of Poison, with Nietzsche, Jesus and Alexander the great right behind. Honorable mention: Christophe des Rosiers, inventor of the bidet.

westside
08-22-2009, 11:11 PM
How about the guy who first discovered fire or the guy who invented the wheel?


He was dumb, now the person who thought of the other 3, he was the genius :)

(sorry, i couldn't resist)

fed_the_savior
08-22-2009, 11:20 PM
I nominate Sir Thomas A. Crapper, inventor of the modern day toilet. Where would civilization be without this guy.

Sentinel
08-22-2009, 11:30 PM
Malakas.:)
No way :twisted::twisted::twisted: Sani is greater !!!!

I nominate Sir Thomas A. Crapper, inventor of the modern day toilet. Where would civilization be without this guy.
In deep **** ????

fed_the_savior
08-22-2009, 11:34 PM
In deep **** ????

lol pretty funny!

Sentinel
08-22-2009, 11:36 PM
Surely Senator Jay Bullsworth deserves a mention for humanitarian and philanthropic and romantic achievements.

ShiroRm
08-23-2009, 11:11 AM
il cavaliere Berlusconi, of course

ilovecarlos
08-23-2009, 02:32 PM
Surely Senator Jay Bullsworth deserves a mention for humanitarian and philanthropic and romantic achievements.



Here here!!!

GS
08-23-2009, 02:37 PM
Hmmmm, after Jesus, maybe Einstein, Edison, Steve Jobs, and John Lennon?

GPG
08-23-2009, 05:49 PM
Mikael Akerfeldt, Chuck Schuldiner, Paul Masvidal, Gene Hoglan or Mark Lanegan.

I just have one thing to do about those two guys

http://dreamtheater.cl/foro/style_emoticons/default/idolo.gif

Mick
08-23-2009, 05:53 PM
greatest persons of all time are my parents: they created me and to me that is more important than any other creations anybody has ever made :)

Slayer_of_Kings
08-23-2009, 06:04 PM
Art Vandelay

Steady Eddy
08-23-2009, 07:13 PM
Keith Richards.

VivalaVida
08-23-2009, 07:32 PM
Roger Federer.

CaptainInsano
08-24-2009, 09:32 AM
Chuck Norris


And it has been documented: The Truth About Chuck Norris: 400 Facts About the World's Greatest Human (http://www.amazon.com/Truth-About-Chuck-Norris-Greatest/dp/1592403441/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_a)

CaptainInsano
08-24-2009, 09:32 AM
Art Vandelay

ROFL

10 chars

CaptainInsano
08-24-2009, 09:35 AM
Obviously Chuck Norris, for he has the ability to divide by zero.

His tears also has the ability to cure cancer.

Too bad he never cries though...

Joeyg
08-24-2009, 09:46 AM
I would have to cast my vote for the inimitable Dr Fedace. The joy his posts have brought to so many is beyond measure.