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who was the smartest human of all time?

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posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 11:16 AM
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I'm going to have to go with Nikola Tesla. Look around you at all you have, how everything is so nicely lit and functions so seemingly easily, then thank him for AC power. As of late I have been rethinking the conspiracies around Tesla. It is said that his inventions were stolen from him but now I am starting to think he intentionally held out on releasing the tech, not because he was greedy or any of that , but he knew at the time that it would be used for evil and not good.




posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 11:19 AM
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Arch West is the smartest human being ever.

wiki.answers.com...



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 11:20 AM
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I'd say either Tesla or Da Vinci. Both were beyond the realm of brilliant. What both of them accomplished and did cannot be done by others.



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 11:23 AM
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Originally posted by kyle43
I'm going to have to go with Nikola Tesla. Look around you at all you have, how everything is so nicely lit and functions so seemingly easily, then thank him for AC power. As of late I have been rethinking the conspiracies around Tesla. It is said that his inventions were stolen from him but now I am starting to think he intentionally held out on releasing the tech, not because he was greedy or any of that , but he knew at the time that it would be used for evil and not good.




He was funded by JP Morgon who had the patents for all his ideas, which he locked away. Such as the wireless electricity. Otherwise we would be living in an age far greater then we are currently living in. High five JP for keeping us in the dark ages so he could get larger profits...



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 12:20 PM
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William James Sidis


William James Sidis was an American child prodigy with exceptional mathematical and linguistic abilities. His IQ was estimated to be between 250 and 300 (measures of IQ have changed over time since then)[1] - one of the highest ever recorded[1] - he entered Harvard early at age 11, and as an adult was conversant in over 40 languages and dialects.

Source(Wiki)



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 12:22 PM
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Originally posted by Lostmymarbles
I'd say either Tesla or Da Vinci. Both were beyond the realm of brilliant. What both of them accomplished and did cannot be done by others.


Agreed but I think their strengths were vision and imagination as well as "smarts". I'd have to give the nod to Isaac Newton. He gleaned from Cosmos advanced mathematics, the basis all things. His writings are still writ today.



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 12:26 PM
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Some say Tesla or Da Vinci, but none of them would have been able to do anything they did if there were no Socrates, Archimedes, Pythagoras etc. to show them how



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 12:37 PM
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Originally posted by PoeteMaudit

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.



Must be a British person talking.
No French person would allow this statement to go unchallenged without mentioning Leibniz.
You know the person differential calculus notation was .... taken(?) .... from.

Taken isn't too strong a word is it?


David Grouchy
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posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 12:42 PM
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I personally feel it's a toss-up between Isaac Newton, Gottfried Leibniz, and Kurt Godel. If I'm constrained to choose one individual then Kurt Godel.



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 12:52 PM
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Originally posted by rubbertramp
i added the fire dude just to try and show that basing this on i.q. and geniuses may not be the only test.
genius list.


Wow, I have a higher IQ than Newton, Beethoven and Leonardo.

I suspect that these "estimated" IQ's are really just one persons opinion.



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 12:57 PM
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Originally posted by Kovenov
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I personally feel it's a toss-up between Isaac Newton, Gottfried Leibniz, and Kurt Godel. If I'm constrained to choose one individual then Kurt Godel.



I'll see your Godel,
and raise you a Descartes.

Hell that's overkill.
If we put Descartes in he'll swallow everything.

On second thought I'll raise your Godel, with a Nicholas of Cusa.

Because if we ask all the people named in the quoted post above,
and my response... they will all Agree. It was Nicholas who blew their hats off.


Nicholas is also considered by many to be a genius ahead of his time in the field of science. Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei and Giordano Bruno were all aware of the writings of Cusanus as was Johannes Kepler (who called Cusanus 'divinely inspired' in the first paragraph of his first published work).




But in my Opinion,
Gregori Perelman is beyond even all this.


David Grouchy



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 01:18 PM
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Possibly. To be perfectly honest, however, I am ignorant of Nicolas Cusanus, except perhaps thru the indirect influence he had on the work of great thinkers.

I'll read up on the man.


Descartes ... well I don't think anyone could argue against the great contribution to philosophy and science that the French have made to the world. So I've much respect for Descartes, but my fave French thinker is Lagrange. Maybe there is dispute as to whether Lagrange was sufficiently French-born to be called French, but I don't ache between my ears to debate that point.

Take it easy.



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 01:22 PM
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Probably some person we've never heard about because they wasted their talent or didn't have the right nobby parents or something.



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 01:34 PM
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Are you making fun of me? :
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posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 02:03 PM
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A few people came to my mind....
Tesla, Asoka, Julius Caesar, Mozart, Newton



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 02:05 PM
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The smartest human of all time is the one who is still learning.

Sheesh you guys keep taking the low hanging fruit.

With Love,

Your Brother



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 02:10 PM
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Homer Simpson because he knows nothing and he who knows nothing knows everything.



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 02:12 PM
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Great minds think alike!

I too, am really smart and look like a wookie because of my beard. I might trim it down to mutton chops.



posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 02:46 PM
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Am I the only one who finds it interesting that the houshold name of Einstein hasn't come up once?!?

Which I agree with as there are several more obscure intellects that one-up einstein. And really GR and SR are pretty common sense when you know the fundamentals.

Leonardo DaVinci - His mind expanded accross several platforms and mediums. He dabbled in so many different things to a degree of excellence you don't find anymore. Sure anyone can become an expert at math but can they become an expert painter, inventor, sculpter, mathematician, philosopher, etc...We owe a great deal of our understanding for human anatomy and phisiology to Leonardo.

Tesla - Even the small portion of his work that was allowed to see the light of day has drastically changed the world we live in and granted the human race luxuries that were in his time concievable only to him. If his larger more obscure and hidden locked away works were allowed to suface be studied, developed, and utilized you would see a civilization sized revolution of quality of life.


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posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 03:43 PM
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"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."
Einstein



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