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    Modern Newtons, Einsteins

    Who are the Newtons and the Einsteins of our time? Or the Socrates, the Plato, ect.
    I would put forth one of them as Stephen Hawking.


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    Re: Modern Newtons, Einsteins

    there are arguably more now than there ever have been. bill gates

    there are so many out there that you don't hear about. But think of all of the things that have been created recently.. I heard there were more things invented in the 1990's than in the history of the world combined. And everything is happening at a doubling rate anymore.



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    Re: Modern Newtons, Einsteins

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhoadhoused View Post
    Who are the Newtons and the Einsteins of our time? Or the Socrates, the Plato, ect.
    I would put forth one of them as Stephen Hawkings.
    Yes Hawking for sure. Eckhart Tolle? He wrote the book "The Power of Now". Basically he illustrates that consciousness does not really need humans and is about done with us, Unless we morph or change. If not, consciousness will just find another form. In order for the human race to survive at this point it has to be aware of ego and it's addiction to form identity and how it controls thoughts and behavior. Really good stuff.



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    Re: Modern Newtons, Einsteins

    Depends on what you mean. Just in terms of intelligence or in terms of scientific contributions? Not that there aren't scientists or philanthropists anymore, but it seems they tend to take a back seat in todays culture for more societal issue leaders, like a Martin Luther King Jr., for example.



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    Re: Modern Newtons, Einsteins

    First of all, I don't think there are any out there of the magnitude of Newton and Einstein right now. Newton's contributions to math, science, and physics are staggering, although he was also known for wrongly believing in alchemy.

    Einstein innovated in so many areas as well, but interestingly failed in his greatest task, making a unified "theory of everything".

    If we're talking strictly living physicists, I'd throw out there Michio Kaku, Brian Greene, and David Deutsch as guys that are pushing the boundaries of our knowledge of physics.


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    Re: Modern Newtons, Einsteins

    Some interesting answers.... the things those men did with the small amount of knowledge about the world they had has always amazed me.



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    Re: Modern Newtons, Einsteins

    Coach Paul Rhodes.



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    Re: Modern Newtons, Einsteins

    Quote Originally Posted by Cytom5 View Post
    Coach Paul Rhodes.
    What team does he coach?
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    Re: Modern Newtons, Einsteins

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    What team does he coach?
    Sounds familiar to ISU's coach Paul Rhoads, though.
    Haha I thought the object of the game was to lose by 25 points or more a game?



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    Re: Modern Newtons, Einsteins

    Quote Originally Posted by Cytom5 View Post
    Haha I thought the object of the game was to lose by 25 points or more a game?
    I think you've made that point clear, seeing that you have much mentioned that 3 times in 3 different threads in about 1 minute.


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    Re: Modern Newtons, Einsteins

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    I think you've made that point clear, seeing that you have much mentioned that 3 times in 3 different threads in about 1 minute.
    Just ****** off right now Ill cool it promise



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    Re: Modern Newtons, Einsteins

    ...Plato, Aristotle, Socrates?

    Morons.


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    Re: Modern Newtons, Einsteins

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    Re: Modern Newtons, Einsteins

    Einstein is the Einstein of our time. These guys don't come around that often and people forget that there are still people living who were alive and remember Einstein. He was alive in the 1940s after all.

    Ghandi is also the Ghandi of our time, MLK, Jr. is the MLK, Jr. of our time. People of their magnitude only come around once every hundred plus years.



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    Re: Modern Newtons, Einsteins

    Another part of the issue is that many true innovators aren't comprehended in their own time. Their ideas and visions are so revolutionary that it can be many years before others are able to wrap their minds around them, or before science or mathematics can prove them. The truly brilliant minds of the last 10 years won't be defined for another 50.



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