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View Poll Results: Who's the greatest man alive?(explain why)
Elon Musk 1 10.00%
Bill Gates 0 0%
Vladimir Putin 1 10.00%
Donald Trump 2 20.00%
José Mujica 0 0%
Warren Buffett 0 0%
Edward Witten 0 0%
Tim Berners-Lee 0 0%
Edward Snowden 0 0%
Stephen King 0 0%
Cristiano Ronaldo 0 0%
Oprah Winfrey 1 10.00%
Someone else(mention in the thread!) 5 50.00%
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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old March 29th, 2019, 21:06 Thread Starter
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Greatest Man Alive

Is there any towering figure worthy of universal admiration still alive? Think of Newton or Julius Caesar, unalike historical figures from different fields, but who could easily claim the title of the "Greatest Man Alive" during their own lifetimes. Who stands out fitting this tag today?

Here are some candidates based on a few criteria and popular opinions(for an undisclosed reason I will leave Noam Chomsky out, even if he's a fine choice):

Elon Musk



Elon Musk is probably the most common answer you'll hear on the internet these days. A technology entrepreneur and engineer, he is the founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; co-founder and CEO of Neuralink; and co-founder of PayPal. True enough that he's bat shit crazy on twitter and a hypocrite when it comes to politics.

Bill Gates



The Principal founder of Microsoft Corporation, Gates held the Forbes title of the richest person in the world in all but four years from 1995 to 2017. Gates and Warren Buffett founded The Giving Pledge, whereby they and other billionaires pledge to give at least half of their wealth to philanthropy. Some would consider him a questionable option because of his ruthless entrepreneurial tactics.

Vladimir Putin



One of the most powerful human beings on the planet and the "rock star" of politics. The propaganda of him being the most competent state leader of his age has been quite successful.

Donald Trump



President of the World's leading super power, so I guess I'm forced to include him as an option.

José Mujica



Arguably the most lovable state leader in recent memory. All tough my knowledge of him strictly consists of social media posts.

Warren Buffett



Hate to include another business magnate but I've seen him described as such on a few occasions. At least he pledged to give away 99 percent of his fortune to philanthropic causes.

Edward Witten



Most likely the smartest dude in the world. It's harder to give him the "greatest man alive" tag since he lacks the charisma of past geniuses like Einstein or Hawking.

Tim Berners-Lee



The inventor of the World Wide Web. Nuff said!

Edward Snowden



Essentially the God of all computer geeks. Some call him the hero of his generation, other just a glorified snitch.

Stephen King



For some reason, he's the most popular writter alive(either him or J.K.Rowling)

Cristiano Ronaldo



According to Facebook, the most popular human being on the planet, so I can't at least put him as an option Speaking of FB, there's also Mark Zuck... Nah!

Oprah Winfrey



A bit unfair for the above mentioned to include her, I know

You might also see the Dalai Lama, the Pope and Arnold Schwarzenegger mentioned in such lists but whatever, I'll overlook them anyway.




So who is in your opinion the most outstanding individual alive, apart from Pele? (Please, treat this thread seriously!!!)

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Athletic ability to spare, genius level mathematicians, invented the internet, invented russian language, incredibly attractive people, master carpenters, cultural richness to rival any country, musical artistry unsurpassed in Europe....

I'm not kidding here, and I've said it before, if you look deep down in your soul you'll realize that Romanians are master race.

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Btw, if your answer is your dad or some local priest don't vote for the "someone else" option.

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Athletic ability to spare, genius level mathematicians, invented the internet, invented russian language, incredibly attractive people, master carpenters, cultural richness to rival any country, musical artistry unsurpassed in Europe....

I'm not kidding here, and I've said it before, if you look deep down in your soul you'll realize that Romanians are master race.
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For a moment, I was worried that CR wasn't included. Oh, thank heavens you remembered!
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(for an undisclosed reason I will leave Noam Chomsky out, even if he's a fine choice)

Oh yeah, of course..."undisclosed". Gotcha.

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@Firdaus name your pick as the most worthy of respect man alive! I'm leaning slightly towards Bill Gates atm. Can't really make a case for the other guys mentioned being "greater" than him. Maybe Witten, maybe.

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Athletic ability to spare, genius level mathematicians, invented the internet, invented russian language, incredibly attractive people, master carpenters, cultural richness to rival any country, musical artistry unsurpassed in Europe....

I'm not kidding here, and I've said it before, if you look deep down in your soul you'll realize that Romanians are master race.
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I thought guys like Shavarsh Karapetyan would be mentioned by now, all tough a general requirement I think is that the selected person will leave his name in history books. Unsung heroes, might not be the best choice for the "Greatest Man Alive" tag, valiant as they may be.

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Athletic ability to spare, genius level mathematicians, invented the internet, invented russian language, incredibly attractive people, master carpenters, cultural richness to rival any country, musical artistry unsurpassed in Europe....

I'm not kidding here, and I've said it before, if you look deep down in your soul you'll realize that Romanians are master race.
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out of that lot it's Elon Musk

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out of that lot it's Elon Musk
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Athletic ability to spare, genius level mathematicians, invented the internet, invented russian language, incredibly attractive people, master carpenters, cultural richness to rival any country, musical artistry unsurpassed in Europe....

I'm not kidding here, and I've said it before, if you look deep down in your soul you'll realize that Romanians are master race.
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Snowden and Trump are redundant with Putin already there, since they're his henchmen, Manchurian candidates, him their Svengali.

Anyway, Clint Eastwood and Roger Scruton.

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Damn, that's some pretty shitty options.

I'll have to go with Karl Pilkington. I must admit that I laughed at his idea of Bullshit-Man as his superhero persona, but in this day and age it makes perfect sense. Bullshit-Man would be the ultimate superhero.

It's certainly better than Elon Musk's superpower of being able to get government subsidies for his companies.

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Damn, that's some pretty shitty options.

I'll have to go with Karl Pilkington. I must admit that I laughed at his idea of Bullshit-Man as his superhero persona, but in this day and age it makes perfect sense. Bullshit-Man would be the ultimate superhero.

It's certainly better than Elon Musk's superpower of being able to get government subsidies for his companies.

Maybe he even qualifies for reparations, as an African-American.
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if i had to choose a politics, i would say putin. (no french jeu de mots though)

why ? because he has a true stature, he don't talk that much outside his country, he don't tweet that much, but hell ! he do actually what he wants. he rules.

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Mike Patton Actually Has the Biggest Vocal Range in Pop Music

Chart updates put Faith No More singer out in front of Axl Rose, Mariah Carey

https://www.spin.com/2014/05/mike-pa...s-chart-music/
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