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who was the smartest human of all time?

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posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 02:46 AM
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Originally posted by Subjective Truth
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Martin Luther King hands down the smartest man to ever live and they killed him for it.


2nd


Examples please.




posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 02:57 AM
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posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 03:07 AM
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Originally posted by rubbertramp

Originally posted by randomname
the smartest human ever would be Jesus. He had to speak in dumbed down parables for us to understand. and even then, 2000 years later we still don't get it.


i like it, but can you prove he actually existed?


If you can see.

With Love,

Your Brother



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 03:12 AM
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Jesus would indeed be the smartest, however he is more than just human... So I too have to agree with two other posters and say by far Nikola Tesla hands down the smartest human in all of recorded history...

Yes I am undecided before recorded history because there is evidence of even greater mental feats which predate our recorded data, the other problem with that is it also predates man supposedly...

If you are wondering what I am talking about you must not have been on this site very long...
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posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 04:28 AM
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According to 'Wiki' Mr Tesla was born in Serbia, so that makes him Serbian, not American, anyone else Americans want to appropriate?



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 04:33 AM
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actually that makes him serbian-american.
i'm 99.9% positive he was an american citizen.


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posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 05:55 AM
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Originally posted by davidgrouchy
Grigory Perelman is the smartest man in the world.

He actually solved the Poincaré conjecture,
which had eluded every mathematician
on the planet for a hundred years.


Yes? Newton actually invented differential calculus. Give me a break.

Where in Perelman's Principia? Where is Perleman's Kritik der Praktischen Vernunft? Where is Perleman's Hamlet? Where is Perleman's Theory of Relativity? Where is Perleman's Las Meninas? Where is Perleman's Neunte Symphonie? Where is Perleman's David? Where is Perleman's wave mechanics? Where is Perleman's Tractatus Logico Philosophicus? Where is Perleman's Paradise Lost? Where, huh? "Smartest human of all time"? Give me a break.



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 09:10 AM
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i know better than to fall for that.
i can't even type.



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 09:29 AM
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Originally posted by tvtexan
No question on this one....

PHAGE!

Yup, question answered.


Ya but can he debunk it this time

But never say never



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 09:40 AM
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I read about him last year, and he was saying he refused the money because what he had found would allow him to control the universe...

Perelman can control the universe!!!


And to the OP, Tesla wasn't American, he was Croatian...



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 09:57 AM
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Ugh, Steven Hawking is not smart. He would have never came up with the theories and equations that are the basis of all of his work. The ONLY reason Hawking is a household name is because he's crippled. He really isn't that intelligent.


What is with all the Hawking bashing on ATS lately? It's almost starting to look like a conspiracy!

Incidentally, I'd second Sir Isaac Newton and Leonardo, with Leibnitz and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe as runners up. If Einstein had written some poetry or a violin sonata or two, he might have placed first.



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 10:02 AM
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I'd have to say Leonardo Da Vinci as well,how many other people alive 500 years ago believed in heavier than air flying machines and came very close to inventing the helicopter?
And repeating what at least one other person said,Carl Sagan still has me hypnotised when ever I hear anything he does the voice overs for,even very low quality Youtube videos have me spellbound right through the closing credits.




posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 10:03 AM
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speculation isnt even close to proof



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 10:14 AM
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LMAO!! Did I offend you in some way? I seriously doubt I am anywhere near "the smartest human of all time". I'm not a dumbarse, but do have some brains.


Go Ron Paul!



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 10:25 AM
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Originally posted by pikestaff
According to 'Wiki' Mr Tesla was born in Serbia, so that makes him Serbian, not American, anyone else Americans want to appropriate?


lets set the record straight about tesla.
from wiki.




Nikola Tesla (Serbian Cyrillic: Никола Тесла; 10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian-American inventor, mechanical engineer, and electrical engineer. He was an important contributor to the birth of commercial electricity, and is best known for developing the modern alternating current (AC) electrical supply system. His many revolutionary developments in the field of electromagnetism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries were based on the theories of electromagnetic technology discovered by Michael Faraday. Tesla's patents and theoretical work also formed the basis of wireless communication and the radio.
Born an ethnic Serb in the village of Smiljan (now part of Gospić), in the Croatian Military Frontier[1] of the Austrian Empire (modern-day Croatia), Tesla was a subject of the Austrian Empire by birth and later became an American citizen.[2]. Because of his 1894 demonstration of wireless communication through radio[3] and as the eventual victor in the "War of Currents", he was widely respected as one of the greatest electrical engineers who worked in America.[4] He pioneered modern electrical engineering and many of his discoveries were of groundbreaking importance. In the United States during this time, Tesla's fame rivaled that of any other inventor or scientist in history or popular culture.[5] Tesla demonstrated wireless energy transfer to power electronic devices in 1891,[6] and aspired to intercontinental wireless transmission of industrial power in his unfinished Wardenclyffe Tower project.

Because of his eccentric personality and his seemingly unbelievable and sometimes bizarre claims about possible scientific and technological developments, Tesla was ultimately ostracized and regarded as a mad scientist by many late in his life.[7] He died without much money to his name.[8]

The SI unit measuring magnetic field B (also referred to as the magnetic flux density and magnetic induction), the tesla, was named in his honor (at the CGPM, Paris, 1960).






Tesla was a subject of the Austrian Empire by birth and later became an American citizen.


one can be born elsewhere and then become an american citizen.

source



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 10:41 AM
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Hm..very hard question. Firstly, what are we defining as smart? There are various area of intelligence, at least 9 :



A lot of times we consider as intelligent an over-specialised person, however this would not point us into the right direction. Going to pick up an over-specialised brain , I would say :

Kim Pek
historicmysteries.com...

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however, I would say the differences to anyone else, are not that great, just the amount of brain dedicated to one task .



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 10:45 AM
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Sir Issac Newton

This guy did a heck of a lot more than watch apples fall.

Check him out.



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 10:54 AM
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Originally posted by rubbertramp
i did a search and the only thing that came up was from years ago regarding stephen hawking.
ats thread

i'd like to open with 2.
an american most of you are most likely familiar with.
nicolai tesla, and for the second, i'm going with the dude who invented fire.
eventhough he/she most likely grunted for a language, ya' all would be wearing animal skins while living in a cave eating raw meat.

hey mods, i really didn't know where to put this, figured 'people' was close enough.


I vote for Nikola Tesla as well.

Fire wasn't invented. It was discovered. There is a difference between discovering and inventing; Ice is a discovery... an ice maker is an invention. Phenomenons that occur naturally, in nature, are just discoveries.

That being said, the dude that "invented" fire was just lucky, not smart. He didn't set out to "invent" fire (that's what I think. Maybe he/she did want to replicate what he saw in nature after discovering a burned animal that was easier to eat and tested better)



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 10:57 AM
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good points. i always figured fire was 'discovered' by accident.
guy dropped a piece of flint which sparked and caught on fire.
maybe, 'the guy who learned how to control fire' would be a better explanation.


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posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 11:10 AM
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If I had to pick someone who lived during B.C. times, I'd say Imhotep. He was a polymath and considered one of the first among architects, engineers and physicians. He was also revered as a poet and philosopher and even given the moniker, "The Father of Medicine".



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