Greatest minds in all time.

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who is the greatets genius?

  1. Albert Einstein

    18.5%
  2. Leonardo Da Vinci

    33.3%
  3. Sir Issac Neeton

    11.1%
  4. Nichola Tesla

    3.7%
  5. Thomas Edison

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  6. Aristotle

    3.7%
  7. Archimedes

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  8. Galileo Galilei

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  9. Gorge Gamov

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  10. Alexndre Fridman

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  11. Steven Hawkings

    3.7%
  12. other...

    25.9%
  1. Overread

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    well essentialy once you have maths in its base form and have the conecpt of applying it as an explination of the world around us a lot of its more complex areas are really just the result of playing with it and experimenting - in that matter it means that provided someone is willing to work at it and has the time to do so then discoveries are bound to occur at some point or other.
    This is not to say there is no skill in maths - not at all - one needs the skill to see the patterns and to attribute things to one another and so on -- but its more to say that its a process more of time rather than original discovery as such is something like making fire, or refining metals.
     
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    Same thing can really be said of making the wheel. All it would take is a matter of time to observe that rounder things move more easily or rather just stumble across making wheel. Same thing with fire.

    With maths, it's an intentional seeking of something new rather than stumbling upon. Basic concept and application of maths is not a fixed thing either. There may be a point in time where one has to review if the matht they are applying may actually be correct. It's also more than just math when it comes to the sciences.
     
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    true on the wheel front!

    and true that maths is more seeking than stumbling - but one has to remember that one is still just building off the past maths - - whilst making fire or refining the metals is more trick since you don't really have anything much to start the process with so to speak

    of course this is all ignoring the creation of an organised mathematical system
     
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    Einstein's concept of Space-time is not quite as easy as "building on past maths". It required a lot of new thinking.

    He even came up with an entirely new equation as we all know; E=mc^2
     
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    hmm i think that mass law is uncorrect , cause the universe we know - cannot (couldnt) be created if the mass law is true :p - my idea :D
     
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    most of the laws are not correct - they are not "laws" so much as explanations of events we have documented which allow us to predict future events with given parameters. I don't like the name Laws since it gives an idea that we control the aspect or that it controls us - instead there is no controling only the facts of life and limitations of.
     
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    This was a big 'my bad' moment. I thought I'd seen a few quotes from Einstein that said something about, "God did not create man, man created God," but obviously that was someone else. Beside the point though.
     
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    There are natural laws. Such as "what goes up must come down". We just like to add numbers to them.
     
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    hehe sort of true - but I very much doubt that the mars probes will be comming back down to earth any time soon ;)
     
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    That's because Mars has gravity aswell :S
     
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    Einstein got my vote.
     
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    Euler. The man was simply genius. There's no comparison. No one has ever been as brilliant as him as far as mathematics... not even Gauss. He mass produced mathematical miracles at a rate of a couple every week.
     
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    I voted 'Other'. Other is a genius...
     
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    you forgot one: J.K. Rowling. because she created the fictional mind of Albus Dumbledore
     
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    Rowling would have to work for years to even qualify as an idiot...:p
     
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    WHO voted for Steven Hawkings?
     
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    he is more BSer than physist
    i have read all his theories and books..
    he states but dosent explain...
    but i have to agree some of his ideas are excellent
     
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    ~Elladan~ A Elbereth Gilthoniel

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    lol you don't get to be Lucasian Professor of Mathematics (also held in his time by Sir Isaac Newton) at Cambridge if you don't have a brilliant mind :p