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Old 08-26-2011, 11:05 PM   #76
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It would have to be Jesus, just so I know for sure how it really started.
this ^^ No flame intended but if it turns out he was just a "regular" guy much like "Santa" was actually the Bishop of Myra who had big money & enjoyed being generous and stuff lol, then on the other end (Science)I'll add getting to meet Galileo would be v cool, plus i buy an original Refractor FTW! Last one ill say is Nostradamus, i would bet he even wrote a quatrain about some 2+2 donks seeking him out for the lulz.

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Old 08-30-2011, 10:29 AM   #77
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I would pull a "Back to the Future 2"......go back to the 1950s with a Sports Almanac and make a killing.
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:11 AM   #78
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this ^^ No flame intended but if it turns out he was just a "regular" guy much like "Santa" was actually the Bishop of Myra who had big money & enjoyed being generous and stuff lol, then on the other end (Science)I'll add getting to meet Galileo would be v cool, plus i buy an original Refractor FTW! Last one ill say is Nostradamus, i would bet he even wrote a quatrain about some 2+2 donks seeking him out for the lulz.
Would we be surprised if Jezus turned out to be a separatist?

I think that he would have a good laugh at the divine stories the evangelists invented around him.
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Old 10-14-2011, 01:40 PM   #79
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Would we be surprised if Jezus turned out to be a separatist?

I think that he would have a good laugh at the divine stories the evangelists invented around him.
When you read early religious scriptures and then you look at the history of Religion, im pretty Jesus(Christianity), Buddha(Buddhism) and Lao tzu(Taoism) in particular would be roll their eyes when they saw what people did with their names. Im actually quite certain they would not be pleased to see crusades, automatic prayer machines and stone worshipers.
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:53 AM   #80
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jimmy carter to find out who shot him
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:22 PM   #81
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Lucius Cornelius Sulla.

One of the most misunderstood and underrated generals and leaders in history. I would have so many questions including why he didn't kill Gaius Julius Caesar.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:04 PM   #82
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Benedict Arnold, Aaron Burr, Brian Boru, Captain John Smith in that order.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:48 PM   #83
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I would love to be sitting in the room during a meeting of the Constitutional Convention. If I had to choose one of them to speak to it would be Thomas Jefferson (just always had a strange affinity for him).

Other than that, William Shakespeare. I want to know all the truths/myths/lies about his life and discuss how he put human nature into words so succinctly.
Thomas Jefferson did not attend the Constitutional Convention. He was serving as minister to France at the time.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:48 AM   #84
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Isaac Newton. I would give him some valuable tips. It would change what we know of the world up until this point. We would have progressed tenfold if he just knew a few extra things.
Give him a solar powered calculator with advanced functions. ie TI-30X IIS

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Old 03-29-2012, 08:38 AM   #85
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Thread reminds me of this: http://xkcd.com/567/
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:40 PM   #86
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:58 PM   #87
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Fedor Dostoevsky.
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:48 PM   #88
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Benedict Arnold, Aaron Burr, Brian Boru, Captain John Smith in that order.
Adding John Stark, Sherman to my list.
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:40 AM   #89
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sun_King

Dude was King of the richest country in the world for 72+ years. That's like if FDR was still President. He'd probably have some neat things to say.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:05 AM   #90
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sun_King

Dude was King of the richest country in the world for 72+ years. That's like if FDR was still President. He'd probably have some neat things to say.
probably to kill anyone strange and all opposition
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:57 AM   #91
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My history teacher once told me a quote, maybe from churchill, that he'd rather spend the rest of his life with Hitler than Stalin as Stalin had no charisma?
Anyone else heard this?
IDK seems like he could be a funny guy from what I've read.
EG after signing the pact w/ the Nazi's he suggested they remove the wine glasses from the photograph - "people will think we were drunk".
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:50 PM   #92
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Isaac Newton. I would give him some valuable tips. It would change what we know of the world up until this point. We would have progressed tenfold if he just knew a few extra things.
interesting concept. who in world history would benefit the most from the knowledge we have today. I think Newton is an excellent choice
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:00 PM   #93
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interesting concept. who in world history would benefit the most from the knowledge we have today. I think Newton is an excellent choice
If he believed you. Newton was kinda a dick, and didn't like the idea that anyone might be smarter than him. Given his religious views, he might dismiss quantum theory as preposterous.
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:25 PM   #94
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Mostly because no ones mentioned him...The prophet Muhammad
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:26 PM   #95
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If he believed you. Newton was kinda a dick, and didn't like the idea that anyone might be smarter than him. Given his religious views, he might dismiss quantum theory as preposterous.
wasn't he just outwardly religious for obvious reasons? I just can't fathom a guy like that being genuinely religious.
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:29 PM   #96
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Judas Iscariot. The reason is so I can ask him why did he have to act a fool and go betray jesus.
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:36 PM   #97
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wasn't he just outwardly religious for obvious reasons? I just can't fathom a guy like that being genuinely religious.
Oh no, he was very religious, but also very heterodox. He outwardly conformed to the Church of England (as was required of all Oxford professors), but privately he was working on details of his own theology that would have exposed him as a heretic, even by the relatively tolerant standards of the post-1689 Anglican Church. If you look at his writings as a whole, he devoted far more effort to his exploration of prophecy, Scripture, and theological questions. Part of his new vision of physics was informed by his radical belief in the "Lord God of Dominion," who worked as a sort of divine architect, writing in natural laws that only science could reveal.
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:36 AM   #98
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Cesar, Sun Tzu, Li Si and ofc Stu Ungar
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:26 PM   #99
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I would like to meet Napoleon between 1810 and 1812 to find out what is going on that leads him to become so indecisive and less the Napoleon of Austerlitz, Jena, Elau, etc.
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Old 06-08-2012, 05:43 PM   #100
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wasn't he just outwardly religious for obvious reasons? I just can't fathom a guy like that being genuinely religious.
As previously mentioned - he was INTENSELY religious. We are talking about at least 1/2 of his work dedicated to dating judgement day, genesis, and various other biblical topic. It isn't just an elaborate cover-up. One of the reason he was strongly disliked was due to its borderline heretical religious views. The heretical views of Newton are not of ''atheism'' as the 21th century physicist would like to see, but he was actually sometimes ''more religious'' then his counterparts of the Royal Society.

If you asked Newton what his main focus of research and goals are, he would undoubtedly say theology over ''natural philosophy''(the old name for physics)

He simply saw his physics studies as a way of understanding god; this attitude being the very popular among physicians all the way up to Albert Einstein. This is why classic physics is often said to end with Einstein; a clear shift from ''physics to understand god'' to quantum theory based on sheer luck, statistics and mathematics.
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