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#1 Mark Slater

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 12:56 AM

100 Living Genius people OK. Take a look.

#2 Cook&Bottlewasher

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 06:58 AM

100 Living Genius people OK. Take a look.

Merle Streep? Ok I have to admit .I actually do think Dolly Parton is a genious. But is genious the word they are really looking for?

#3 Escoffier

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 07:09 AM

Certainly am glad I followed the link so that I could find out that the word was really GENIUSES...

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#4 mdt

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 07:11 AM

The company emailed 4,000 Britons this summer and asked them to nominate up to 10 living people who they considered geniuses.

Each genius was then awarded scores out of ten against criteria which included: paradigm shifting; popular acclaim; intellectual power; achievement and cultural importance.

Since when is cultural importance a measure of genius?

#5 DanCole42

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 08:46 AM

32= Prince

That's about where I stopped reading... :lol:

Actually, though, I agree with much of the list...
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#6 plunk

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 09:09 AM

I can't believe that they ranked Perelman higher than Wiles. The outrage! :lol:

#7 DonRocks

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 09:15 AM

Sort of like the Washingtonian Readers Poll, Zagat's, AOL "Best Of," or the RAMMY Public Choice awards, or whatever they're all called.

Maybe we should do a dr.com Member Poll. Yeah, yeah, I know ... Ray's Hell-Burgers, Two Amys, Dino, Corduroy, Palena, etc. But what's wrong with that? At least it isn't Hamburger Hamlet, Five Guys, zPizza, Domino's, L'Auberge Chez Francois, Makoto, or other travesties of justice such as:

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#8 zoramargolis

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 10:18 AM

There's at least one space available, since this is supposed to be a list of LIVING geniuses and Bobby Fischer is dead. I nominate Barack Obama.

#9 Pat

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 10:19 AM

There's at least one space available, since this is supposed to be a list of LIVING geniuses and Bobby Fischer is dead. I nominate Barack Obama.

So's Albert Hoffman (#1). The list is from last October.

#10 Hannah

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 11:29 AM

32= Prince

That's about where I stopped reading... :lol:

Damn skippy he's a musical genius. Probably should have been higher on the list, really.

Apropos of food, I'm pretty surprised not to see Ferran Adria, or at least Heston Blumenthal on here given that it's a British list.

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#11 theakston

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 03:35 PM

To quote Ian Drury....
There aint half been some clever bastards




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