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Most Influential People of the Last 1000 Years

Postby Evlfrost » Mon Feb 10, 2003 3:45 pm

There was a poll taken in Great Britan about this. The number one vote getter there was Princess Diana. Number two was Nelson Mandela. That just shows you some of the ignorance that people have. Princess Di doesnt even make my top 100 and Nelson Mandela might barely make it. My top 10 were:
1: Tie Christopher Columbus (for creating such an interest in America) and Johannes(???) Gutenburg (for inventing the printing press)
3: Galileo (for moving sceintific minds away from just acepting what the church said about the universe)
4: Isaac Newton (Newtonion physic is the basis of physics today)
5: Benjamin Franklin (electricity)
6: Tie Karl Marx (marxism) John Locke (lockean democracy)
8: Thomas Jefferson (jeffersonian democracy)
9: Queen Isabella (funding Columbus's trip)
10: Martin Luther (the protestent church)

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Postby TerraFrost » Mon Feb 10, 2003 6:42 pm

i'll to think about it some more, but Isaac Newton would definitly be at the top of my list. He pretty much invented Calculus, which has had very important ramifications in well... everything, pretty much, heh, and made a *lot* of very profound contributions to Physics, and math in general (other than just inventing calculus). iirc, he made some contributions to the field of astronomy as well, and probably a lot of other fields, too.

Cristopher Columbus wouldn't even make my top 10, i don't think.

And never in my life would I have come up with Princess Di, heh.

Anyways, i'll have to think about this some more :)
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Postby Gigafrost » Mon Feb 10, 2003 6:48 pm

Personally, I don't pretend to know enough about history to even make a valid answer...but so far from what I've heard about Newton he'd be pretty far up my list...
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Postby Evlfrost » Tue Feb 11, 2003 12:56 am

This is not only about sceince. Christopher Columbus started the interest in america. Without him there wouldnt be a USA.
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Postby Dracofrost » Tue Feb 11, 2003 1:32 am

I would have to put Adolf Hitler somewhere on the list, at the very least higher up than Princess Di. Without Mr. Fuhrer, there would have been no World War II, at least not as it was. But still, I would have to say that even if it's not just about science, Sir Issac is definatly way up there on the list too.
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Postby TerraFrost » Tue Feb 11, 2003 1:45 am

Christohper Columbus is just riding off the accomplishments of others. He didn't make America a powerful nation. He just is accredited with its discovery. I mean, if America didn't have people like Benjamin Franklin or Thomas Jefferson or Albert Einstein, what possible reason could Christohper Columbus have for being on that list?
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Postby Gigafrost » Tue Feb 11, 2003 2:57 am

Okay, how about I add "Edgar Allen Poe" as a possible great...the writer of many famous poems and the father of the modern detective novel...
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Postby TerraFrost » Tue Feb 11, 2003 3:16 am

i really don't know much about edgar allen poe... i know he's supposed to be a existantialist, and was interested in cryptography...

i was thinking perhapes shakeaspeare, maybe?

and anyways, i thought the honor of being called the "father of the modern detective novel" had been bestowed upon Sir Author Conan Doyle, the writter of the Sherlock Holmes series?
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Postby Gigafrost » Tue Feb 11, 2003 3:51 am

I'm not so sure...the Sherlock Holmes series are certainly well heard of, but it's my understanding that Poe wrote the very first ever...I'd need to do research to confim what I've heard, though, but it was something my literature instructor mentioned...
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Postby TerraFrost » Tue Feb 11, 2003 4:25 am

well... looking online, it says that poe lived before author conan doyle, if that means anything, heh.
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Postby Evlfrost » Tue Feb 11, 2003 2:35 pm

What influence did Edgar Allen Poe have over the world? How did his poems affect the world at large? What did Shaksphere do that changed the world?
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Postby Nyufrost » Tue Feb 11, 2003 2:58 pm

How about if you post a link to this list, Evlfrost.

I would like to see it before adding any comments.
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Postby Evlfrost » Tue Feb 11, 2003 3:02 pm

I dont have a link. That list was one that I came up with.
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Re: Most Influential People of the Last 1000 Years

Postby Nyufrost » Tue Feb 11, 2003 3:09 pm

Evlfrost wrote:There was a poll taken in Great Britan about this. The number one vote getter there was Princess Diana. Number two was Nelson Mandela.

I thought it was real, sorry.
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Postby Evlfrost » Tue Feb 11, 2003 3:12 pm

Oh that. I heard it on the radio (my dad has a thing for "NPR").
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