ANSWERS: 31
  • Hugh Hefner.
  • George Lucas.
  • I would think it was Leonardo da Vinci.
  • Leonardo....
  • I think Mr Einstein deserves some credit...
  • Shakespeare, he created such a hugh body of work. His plays, his books and his invention of the language, so many words are of his own makings. He is a Genius in my book.
  • Impossible to answer. I'd say that da Vinci, Mozart, and Shakespeare all tie.
  • The person who invented the Pet Rock. He/She made a fortune selling people something they could stoop down and pick up themselves - in abundance.
  • I'd have to say DaVinci. Not only was he an artist but he showed genius in the areas of medicine, science and invention as well. He touched so many different areas of learning whereas the others (all geniuses in theor own right) focused primarily in one area.
  • God. To create life is one hell of a project :P But out of the list that you put..I'd say Shakespeare. But you forgot Einstine.. But I think they were all geniuses.
  • There's more then one form of genuis. Musicaly speaking, my vote goes to Ludwig Van Beethoven. When it comes to mathmatics, Newton and Galileo would tie. All around? I could say da Vinci.
  • Out of this row Leonardo da vinci. What does bush do in a row like this? i think he took the wrong line in the supermarket. he should belong in the most stupid of all times row.
  • Well, Jesus is out of the running because he's God; That's comparing apples to BMW's. A vote for Highlander is actually a vote for his creators (God bless those women). X'ing out anyone whose achievements I deem to be onesided, that leaves us Mozart, Galileo, and da Vinci. I'm a musician so I have to go with Stevie Wonder.
  • The answer to the question of who the greatest genius is is most probably always going to be a matter of limited knowledge and bias,on the other hand one can argue that these geniuses are incomparable on the basis of their strongly contrasting achievements.My personal favourites though are Da vinci, Newton and Enstein, simply because i've read more books about them than the others!!!
  • We don't know. The well-known geniuses probably aren't the greatest. They were born into the right family, had the right teachers, and had a chunk of talent. There are plenty of less known geniuses that don't get credited because they don't impress us now a days. We are impressed more by dead people than we are by new people. There's plenty of geniuses out there, nobody deserves the title of the greatest.
  • Darn, my pick isn't even on the list: Isaac Asimov According to a recent internet poll, Leonardo Da Vinci came in first, Albert Einstein second, and Bob Dylan third. Another genius left off the list: Confucius
  • How come I have to choose from a list of dead white guys? (Plus one fictional white guy and one you just wish was fictional...) I'd like a more comprehensive list before casting my vote please.
  • How do we measure greatness? da Vinci was incredible, but so was Tesla, Shakespeare, Newton, Einstein, and Mozart. There are many names that could be submitted based on contribution alone. I can't pick just one.
  • although i am far from religious, i would have to say JC. after all, how many people do you think are going to celebrate your birthday 2000 years after you die?
  • I'm gonna say Sean Connery. I know he's not on the list but God is willing to turn a blind eye.
  • Nietszche,for he looks deeply into the human Psyche and analyzed who we are and why we are here.
  • From the group provided I would have to choose Leonardo Da Vinci. There are of course many different kinds of genius in many different fields.
  • Genius in its truest form is not really quantifiable and comparable by a "mere mortal" in my opinion. Being a genius is a yes or no proposition, you either are or you aren't... you either possess such astounding intellect, creativity and insight that people wonder whether you might be inspired by God, or you don't. Perhaps two geniuses might be able to distinguish between 'levels' of genius should they be so inclined, but speaking from a strictly non-genius perspective, I don't think you can compare those names on the list. The exception is of course Plato, who just wrote down what Socrates said in the most dull manner possible and founded a school of the dullest philosophers ever to exist, so he shouldn't even be close to that list. He is the "no" in the yes/no proposition!
  • I think my personal preference would be Newton.
  • Jesus doesn't really fit in here, because he is not an historical figure like the rest of them. That being said, I think maybe Mozart of the ones you picked. But Einstein springs to mind. Oscar Wilde, he has the best of quotes. But there are so many, it's impossible to tell.
  • there is an answer to this one. The average person is unaware of this but Thomas Jefferson is the most intelligent person in history.
  • i dont think you can measure intellegence, but i would share the title between, EINSTEIN, ROENTGEN, CURIE AND BEQUEREL
  • It has to be "JESUS".!!! As he has made the biggest contribution to mankind by giving up his life and suffered so much pain & torture just for to save us from hell. Then id say Einstein as hi theories are great.:)
  • i think the greatest man of all time is Mohamed. what Mohamed did is above imagination. the most repeated name on daily base the creator of a way of life of 2 billion people(Islam) the most studied man off all time .the most influence man in history.
  • I believe Jesus is God, so he would know everything.
  • Maybe try this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Biruni

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