Greatest Thinker Showdown! Round 1B

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Choose the Greatest Thinker (ONE from each letter)

A) Albert Einstein
11
15%
A) Euclid
7
10%
B) Isaac Newton
15
21%
B) Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
2
3%
C) Oliver Heaviside
6
8%
C) Nikola Tesla
12
16%
D) James Naismith
4
5%
D) Leonardo da Vinci
16
22%
 
Total votes: 73

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Greatest Thinker Showdown! Round 1B

Post by tuttle » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:48 am

READ THIS BEFORE YOU VOTE!!!

Thinkers are going head to head (hyuk, hyuk) in the bracket. (ie. Plato vs Aristotle) so choose one hero from each letter. (Choose ONE Thinker from the A) category, ONE Thinker from the B) and so on). If you mess up and pick two from the same category, you should be able to change your vote to correct it. Clear as mud? Ask if you have any questions.

Please use this forum to vote and to lobby for your favorite Thinkers above. Winners move on to Round 2

Your Thinkers battling it out for Round 1 (B) are:

A) Albert Einstein vs Euclid

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B) Isaac Newton vs Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

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C) Oliver Heaviside vs Nikola Tesla

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D) James Naismith vs Leonardo da Vinci

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Re: Greatest Thinker Showdown! Round 1B

Post by Jester » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:50 am

Could only vote for 1. Fix your poll.

EDIT: I fixed it.
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Re: Greatest Thinker Showdown! Round 1B

Post by JimVH » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:43 am

Leibniz - Call me shallow, but I just can't support that hair.

Tesla - people that own his cars are so pretentious I just can't vote for him.

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Re: Greatest Thinker Showdown! Round 1B

Post by Jester » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:46 am

Voted!
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Re: Greatest Thinker Showdown! Round 1B

Post by gaining_age » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:32 am

I'm reading one of the few biographies on Oliver Heaviside.

Here's a quote involving Heaviside vs. Tesla:

"This is not a "gee-whiz" book, the sort of biography that Nikola Tesla has, for example unfortunately received. Tesla has attracted mathematically shy (in my opinion) biographers precisely because he was strictly an intuitive genius whose greatest insight, the rotating magnetic field, came to him in finished form (as far as he took it) literally "in his head." He neither used nor needed analytic reasoning. If Tesla ever performed a mathematical analysis, or displayed even the slightest comprehension of Maxwell's theory, I am unaware of it. This is not meant as a criticism of Tesla (he was, indeed a genius, and the fact that he lived his life promoting a self-aggrandizing fantasy world just makes him all the more interesting), but it goes far in explaining some of his biographers, who wouldn't know a rotating magnetic field from the stationary football kind. How much easier it must have been for those writers to ramble on about Tesla's crazy talk of "rings around the Earth," "death rays," and the "telegeodynamic oscilaltor to destroy the Empire State Building," than to get intot he real scoop on multiphase power! When such writers take a look at what Heaviside did, why they must slam his books shut in horror and try to recover from "math anxiety" buy reading an issue of The National Enquirer.

-- From Preface portion "A Note on Mathematics" of the Biography by Paul J Nahin: Oliver Heaviside: The life, Work, and Times of an Electrical Genius in the Victorian Age"
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Post by John-Boy » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:22 pm

We need more love for Naismith. This should be a slam dunk.
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Re: Greatest Thinker Showdown! Round 1B

Post by durangopipe » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:37 pm

Between Heavyside and Tesla there is no contest.

Tesla captivated the public imagination.
Heavyside captured electromagnetic phenomena.

“The words inductance, capacitance, and impedance were given to us by the great English physicist and engineer, Oliver Heaviside, who also pioneered in the use of Laplace and Fourier transforms in the analysis of electric circuits, first suggested the existence of an ionized atmospheric layer (now called the ionosphere) that can reflect radio waves, and is said to have predicted the increase of mass of a charge moving at great speeds before Einstein formulated his theory of relativity. He not only coined the word impedance but introduced its concept to the solution of ac circuits.”

As for Leibnitz and Newton...
They’re still fighting that one out in the afterlife, but I’m going with Newton.

Naismith didn’t even know how to dribble.
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Re: Greatest Thinker Showdown! Round 1B

Post by Cleon » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:55 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:37 pm
Between Heavyside and Tesla there is no contest.

Tesla captivated the public imagination.
Heavyside captured electromagnetic phenomena.

“The words inductance, capacitance, and impedance were given to us by the great English physicist and engineer, Oliver Heaviside, who also pioneered in the use of Laplace and Fourier transforms in the analysis of electric circuits, first suggested the existence of an ionized atmospheric layer (now called the ionosphere) that can reflect radio waves, and is said to have predicted the increase of mass of a charge moving at great speeds before Einstein formulated his theory of relativity. He not only coined the word impedance but introduced its concept to the solution of ac circuits.”

As for Leibnitz and Newton...
They’re still fighting that one out in the afterlife, but I’m going with Newton.

Naismith didn’t even know how to dribble.
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Re: Greatest Thinker Showdown! Round 1B

Post by John-Boy » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:07 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:37 pm
Naismith didn’t even know how to dribble.
He also knew nothing of the 3 point line. Still. He was a baller.
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Re: Greatest Thinker Showdown! Round 1B

Post by tuttle » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:57 am

Don't forget to vote!
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Re: Greatest Thinker Showdown! Round 1B

Post by tuttle » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:10 am

As of right now voting for bracket B is over! (I've already gathered info, anything that changes after this point is invalid)
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Re: Greatest Thinker Showdown! Round 1B

Post by Jester » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:24 am

Bump!
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Re: Greatest Thinker Showdown! Round 1B

Post by John-Boy » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:36 pm

Jester wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:24 am
Bump!
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