posted on Apr, 18 2005 @ 11:55 PM
Not unless we clone him!!!
We do have some truly brilliant scientists alive today, such as Stephen Hawking, I'm not sure whether they match Einstein or not, though. Another
thing to consider is in Einstein's day, there were a lot less physics PhDs walking around to compete with, so it was easier to be 'on top' like
Einstein was. I think that it's quite likely we will have other people as smart as Einstein around, but we will be less likely to notice them
because they will have more competition, and by contrast won't seem as special as Einstein. Also, so many of the physics problems being worked on
are being examined by entire teams of researchers (as i think someone said earlier) and it would be extremely difficult for one person to come up with
new concepts as Einstein did. I think that of the scientists that I am aware of today, only Hawking might be smarter than Einstein, but my opinion is
still that Einstein was smarter.