Greatest Thinker Showdown! Round 1C

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Choose the Greatest Thinker (ONE from each letter)

A) Plato 
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12%
A) Aristotle
10
14%
B) Plotinus
11
15%
B) Immanuel Kant
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11%
C) Edmund Burke
10
14%
C) Adam Smith
7
9%
D) King Solomon
12
16%
D) Hans Urs von Balthasar
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9%
 
Total votes: 74

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Greatest Thinker Showdown! Round 1C

Post by tuttle » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:02 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 (C) are:


A) Plato vs Aristotle

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B) Plotinus vs Immanuel Kant

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C) Edmund Burke vs Adam Smith

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D) King Solomon vs Hans Urs von Balthasar

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Re: Greatest Thinker Showdown! Round 1C

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

Voted!
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Re: Greatest Thinker Showdown! Round 1C

Post by JimVH » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:56 am

Plato for the win. They both have great beards, but Aristotle has that comb-forward thing going on to cover for his male pattern balding and that level of ego has to interfere with objective thought.
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Re: Greatest Thinker Showdown! Round 1C

Post by hugodrax » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:48 am

JimVH wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:56 am
Plato for the win. They both have great beards, but Aristotle has that comb-forward thing going on to cover for his male pattern balding and that level of ego has to interfere with objective thought.
You know, I have to say that's as good a reason as any. I'll go switch my vote.
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Post by John-Boy » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:21 pm

I've always thought Plato was at the greatest - especially if you have one of these:
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Post by tuttle » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:57 am

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

Post by gaining_age » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:05 am

John-Boy wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:21 pm
I've always thought Plato was at the greatest - especially if you have one of these:
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Re: Greatest Thinker Showdown! Round 1C

Post by tuttle » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:19 am

gaining_age wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:05 am
John-Boy wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:21 pm
I've always thought Plato was at the greatest - especially if you have one of these:
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I think I'd steer clear of anything or anyone going by the name Fuzzy Pumper...
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Re: Greatest Thinker Showdown! Round 1C

Post by JimVH » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:27 am

John-Boy wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:21 pm
I've always thought Plato was at the greatest - especially if you have one of these:
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Re: Greatest Thinker Showdown! Round 1C

Post by John-Boy » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:56 am

tuttle wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:19 am
gaining_age wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:05 am
John-Boy wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:21 pm
I've always thought Plato was at the greatest - especially if you have one of these:
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Fuzzy Pumper Barber Shop was the best.
I think I'd steer clear of anything or anyone going by the name Fuzzy Pumper...
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Re: Greatest Thinker Showdown! Round 1C

Post by durangopipe » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:05 pm

Plotinus over Kant.
Really?

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Re: Greatest Thinker Showdown! Round 1C

Post by JimVH » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:26 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:05 pm
Plotinus over Kant.
Really?

Oh come. Oh come.
Immanuel!
It's not Immanuel Kant, it's Immanuel CAN. C'mon people.
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Post by hugodrax » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:14 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:05 pm
Plotinus over Kant.
Really?

Oh come. Oh come.
Immanuel!
Did he have children? For some reason, I Kant think if he did.
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Post by coco » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:48 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:05 pm
Plotinus over Kant.
Really?

Oh come. Oh come.
Immanuel!
I had the same reaction when I looked at the poll.
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Post by Del » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:11 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:05 pm
Plotinus over Kant.
Really?

Oh come. Oh come.
Immanuel!
My home has a copy of Plotinus's works.

No Kant.
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Post by Del » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:13 pm

How is Solomon winning his race? 700 wives and all of those pagan temples?

He was responsible for the division of his Kingdom and the fall of the North. For one so wise, he sure was dumb.
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Re: Greatest Thinker Showdown! Round 1C

Post by hugodrax » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:28 pm

Del wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:13 pm
How is Solomon winning his race? 700 wives and all of those pagan temples?

He was responsible for the division of his Kingdom and the fall of the North. For one so wise, he sure was dumb.
Bibleolotry and the lack of a classical education is the general consensus.
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Re: Greatest Thinker Showdown! Round 1C

Post by Del » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:42 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:28 pm
Del wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:13 pm
How is Solomon winning his race? 700 wives and all of those pagan temples?

He was responsible for the division of his Kingdom and the fall of the North. For one so wise, he sure was dumb.
Bibleolotry and the lack of a classical education is the general consensus.
Then here's some Bible:
1 Kings 11:7 wrote: Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, and for Molech the abomination of the Ammonites, on the mountain east of Jerusalem.
translation found in the RSVCE

1 Kings 11 is a full list of Solomon's foolishness.
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Re: Greatest Thinker Showdown! Round 1C

Post by tuttle » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:35 am

Del wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:42 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:28 pm
Del wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:13 pm
How is Solomon winning his race? 700 wives and all of those pagan temples?

He was responsible for the division of his Kingdom and the fall of the North. For one so wise, he sure was dumb.
Bibleolotry and the lack of a classical education is the general consensus.
Then here's some Bible:
1 Kings 11:7 wrote: Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, and for Molech the abomination of the Ammonites, on the mountain east of Jerusalem.
translation found in the RSVCE

1 Kings 11 is a full list of Solomon's foolishness.
Proverbs and Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon is full of Solomon's wisdom and basically serves as a type of foundation for millions of thinkers... yeah, people who voted for him are buffoons who've Nehushtan'd the bible :youcrazy:
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Re: Greatest Thinker Showdown! Round 1C

Post by hugodrax » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:55 am

tuttle wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:35 am

yeah, people who voted for him are buffoons who've Nehushtan'd the bible :youcrazy:
That’s a really baths/t sentence, Tuttle. Have another cup of coffee.
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