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Who Do You Think Is The Man And Women Of The 20th Century?


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#1 Roadblock

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 11:39 AM

Hey guys I'm currently at work, and i felt like starting a topic that i find entertaining. I would like to hear your opinions in regards to, who you think is the man and woman of the 20th century and give a brief description why.

Personally i believe that Helen Keller is the most was a name that should be remembered, she went through so much during her life, being deaf, dumb, and mute. Near the end of her life she decided to build a school for people with the same problems as her, to allow them to have a better life. I personally believe that that action alone should give her the title Woman of the 20th century.

Now for the man of the 20th century, i personally believe that Winston Churchill, who was a great British politician. He was also an officer of the British army. His speeches gave inspiration to the Allied Forces.

Let me know what you guys think.
Take care, gotta head get back to doing some work :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 12:38 PM

Personally, I think Nikola Tesla,who was responsible for so many brilliant inventions,including Electricity.The whole world benefits from this Genius.Imagine a World with no AC Electricity. Here is a link. One of hundreds on the Net.

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 06:01 PM

I would vote for Henry Ford, he invented the assembly line. Which makes it possible for us to get all these neat toys so fast and cheap(?). Just think how the world would be if we had no assembly lines in manufacturing.... :thumbsup:
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Posted 12 September 2007 - 10:12 PM

Personally, I think Nikola Tesla,who was responsible for so many brilliant inventions,including Electricity.

Sorry, but Tesla didn't "invent" electricity. Neither did anyone else.

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 05:25 AM

Personally, I think Nikola Tesla,who was responsible for so many brilliant inventions,including Electricity.

Sorry, but Tesla didn't "invent" electricity. Neither did anyone else.

you are correct MattV, but he is responsible for the development and use of AC electric current generators for long distance power transmition.


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Posted 14 September 2007 - 01:02 PM

Wow, it's so hard to choose! So many incredible inventions and developments that affect us each day yet we rarely give a second thought to now.

So, so many 'inventions' re health ... Alexander Fleming who discovered penicillin (depending on who's making the claim) ... both Frederick Banting and Charles Best, co-developers of insulin.

And while I love the ambiance of candles, would have to vote for Joseph Swan/Thomas Edison and the invention of the light bulb.

(Egad :thumbsup: Think we all know that when we say 'invented' we often are referring to a 'development or making use of' something', as in Tesla
and electricity - huge gentle smile).
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Posted 14 September 2007 - 05:08 PM

For woman of the century, it's a toss-up between Eleanor Roosevelt and Coretta King.

Man of the century is hard, but I would bestow the honor upon Stephen Hawking.

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 01:27 PM

Tommy Cooper. Though he didnt do anything "great" or "ingenious" as such he spread laughter to all ages. This world needs more laughter in my opinion.
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Posted 15 September 2007 - 11:52 PM

Thomas Edison, many inventions and just his attitude and perseverance.
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Posted 20 September 2007 - 04:48 PM

The man who invented duct tape.


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Posted 22 September 2007 - 09:13 PM

Hey guys I'm currently at work, and i felt like starting a topic that i find entertaining. I would like to hear your opinions in regards to, who you think is the man and woman of the 20th century and give a brief description why.

Personally i believe that Helen Keller is the most was a name that should be remembered, she went through so much during her life, being deaf, dumb, and mute. Near the end of her life she decided to build a school for people with the same problems as her, to allow them to have a better life. I personally believe that that action alone should give her the title Woman of the 20th century.

Now for the man of the 20th century, i personally believe that Winston Churchill, who was a great British politician. He was also an officer of the British army. His speeches gave inspiration to the Allied Forces.

Let me know what you guys think.
Take care, gotta head get back to doing some work :thumbsup:



Winston is a cowardly excuse for a human being.

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 12:06 AM

The man who invented duct tape.


Aretha Franklin.


OK, I know Aretha Fraklin ain't no man, and I'm pretty sure she didnt' invent Duct Tape... :thumbsup: :flowers:
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Posted 01 October 2007 - 03:13 PM

Winston is a cowardly excuse for a human being.


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Posted 02 October 2007 - 09:58 PM

I don't see the point to this thread. No matter how important any persons action in the twentieth century may be, it is no where near as important to things that were done well before that.

I personally feel that Sir Isaac Newton's derivation of almost all of calculus is infinitely more important than any thing done in the 20th century and anything that will ever be done.

There are only two things, that if ever developed, could change my mind, and that is only because of the significance that they would impact all aspects of human life, including but not limited to our view of a God figure and the way that we view the universe.

These two things would be utilization of worm holes to travel long distances in no time, and discovery of time travel.
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Posted 03 October 2007 - 12:54 PM

So because there have been no "monumental" discoveries of late compared to those of old it makes those discoveries we have made worthless? I think thats doing a discredit to those who have made discoveries or just generally good people themselves.

As for the two things you have listed, while I agree they would be huge achievements and yes they would greatly affect all of human kind I think you are being abit narrowminded there.

I could list quite a few discoveries that could be classed as "great". Off the top of my head, a cure for cancers. Surely something that saves millions of lives must be worth your recognition? In my opinion, anything that would save a single life is considered a great achievement. And whose to say that it has to be limited to inventions. Anyone could be considered not just scientists.

But then these are just my opinions and those are yours...

Edited by athelos, 03 October 2007 - 12:55 PM.

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