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Savage

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Prince in Top 100 living geniuses

http://www.telegraph.co.u...ius129.xml

We always said Prince was a genius!

1= Albert Hoffman (Swiss) Chemist 27
1= Tim Berners-Lee (British) Computer Scientist 27
3 George Soros (American) Investor & Philanthropist 25
4 Matt Groening (American) Satirist & Animator 24
5= Nelson Mandela (South African) Politician & Diplomat 23
5= Frederick Sanger (British) Chemist 23
7= Dario Fo (Italian) Writer & Dramatist 22
7= Steven Hawking (British) Physicist 22
9= Oscar Niemeyer (Brazilian) Architect 21
9= Philip Glass (American) Composer 21
9= Grigory Perelman (Russian) Mathematician 21
12= Andrew Wiles (British) Mathematician 20
12= Li Hongzhi (Chinese) Spiritual Leader 20
12= Ali Javan (Iranian) Engineer 20
15= Brian Eno (British) Composer 19
15= Damian Hirst (British) Artist 19
15= Daniel Tammet (British) Savant & Linguist 19
18 Nicholson Baker (American Writer 18
19 Daniel Barenboim (N/A) Musician 17
20= Robert Crumb (American) Artist 16
20= Richard Dawkins (British) Biologist and philosopher 16
20= Larry Page & Sergey Brin (American) Publishers 16
20= Rupert Murdoch (American) Publisher 16
20= Geoffrey Hill (British) Poet 16
25 Garry Kasparov (Russian) Chess Player 15
26= The Dalai Lama (Tibetan) Spiritual Leader 14
26= Steven Spielberg (American) Film maker 14
26= Hiroshi Ishiguro (Japanese) Roboticist 14
26= Robert Edwards (British) Pioneer of IVF treatment 14
26= Seamus Heaney (Irish) Poet 14
31 Harold Pinter (British) Writer & Dramatist 13
32= Flossie Wong-Staal (Chinese) Bio-technologist 12
32= Bobby Fischer (American) Chess Player 12
32= Prince (American) Musician 12 32= Henrik Gorecki (Polish) Composer 12
32= Avram Noam Chomski (American) Philosopher & linguist 12
32= Sebastian Thrun (German) Probabilistic roboticist 12
32= Nima Arkani Hamed (Canadian) Physicist 12
32= Margaret Turnbull (American) Astrobiologist 12
40= Elaine Pagels (American) Historian 11
40= Enrique Ostrea (Philippino) Pediatrics & neonatology 11
40= Gary Becker (American) Economist 11
43= Mohammed Ali (American) Boxer 10
43= Osama Bin Laden (Saudi) Islamicist 10
43= Bill Gates (American) Businessman 10
43= Philip Roth (American) Writer 10
43= James West (American) Invented the foil electrical microphone 10
43= Tuan Vo-Dinh (Vietnamese) Bio-Medical Scientist 10
49= Brian Wilson (American) Musician 9
49= Stevie Wonder (American) Singer songwriter 9
49= Vint Cerf (American) Computer scientist 9
49= Henry Kissinger (American) Diplomat and politician 9
49= Richard Branson (British) Publicist 9
49= Pardis Sabeti (Iranian) Biological anthropologist 9
49= Jon de Mol (Dutch) Television producer 9
49= Meryl Streep (American) Actress 9
49= Margaret Attwood (Canadian) Writer 9
58= Placido Domingo (Spanish) Singer 8
58= John Lasseter (American) Digital Animator 8
58= Shunpei Yamazaki (Japanese) Computer scientist & physicist 8
58= Jane Goodall (British) Ethologist & Anthropologist 8
58= Kirti Narayan Chaudhuri (Indian) Historian 8
58= John Goto (British) Photographer 8
58= Paul McCartney (British) Musician 8
58= Stephen King (American) Writer 8
58= Leonard Cohen (American) Poet & musician 8
67= Aretha Franklin (American) Musician 7
67= David Bowie (British) Musician 7
67= Emily Oster (American) Economist 7
67= Steve Wozniak (American) Engineer and co-founder of Apple Computers 7
67= Martin Cooper (American) Inventor of the cell phone 7
72= George Lucas (American) Film maker 6
72= Niles Rogers (American) Musician 6
72= Hans Zimmer (German) Composer 6
72= John Williams (American) Composer 6
72= Annette Baier (New Zealander) Philosopher 6
72= Dorothy Rowe (British) Psychologist 6
72= Ivan Marchuk (Ukrainian) Artist & sculptor 6
72= Robin Escovado (American) Composer 6
72= Mark Dean (American) Inventor & computer scientist 6
72= Rick Rubin (American) Musician & producer 6
72= Stan Lee (American) Publisher 6
83= David Warren (Australian) Engineer 5
83= Jon Fosse (Norwegian) Writer & dramatist
83= Gjertrud Schnackenberg (American) Poet 5
83= Graham Linehan (Irish) Writer & dramatist 5
83= JK Rowling (British) Writer 5
83= Ken Russell (British) Film maker 5
83= Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov (Russian) Small arms designer 5
83= Erich Jarvis (American) Neurobiologist 5
91=. Chad Varah (British) Founder of Samaritans 4
91= Nicolas Hayek (Swiss) Businessman and founder of Swatch 4
91= Alastair Hannay (British) Philosopher 4
94= Patricia Bath (American) Ophthalmologist
94= Thomas A. Jackson (American) Aerospace engineer 3
94= Dolly Parton (American) Singer 3
94= Morissey (British) Singer 3
94= Michael Eavis (British) Organiser of Glastonbury 3
94= Ranulph Fiennes (British) Adventurer 3
100=. Quentin Tarantino (American) Filmmaker

Now it has been proven!
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Reply #1 posted 10/29/07 7:20am

Christaro

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Reply #2 posted 10/29/07 7:21am

Christaro

Great, but where am I? sad
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Reply #3 posted 10/29/07 7:32am

wlcm2thdwn

That's great, he's in some very impressive company! biggrin
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Reply #4 posted 10/29/07 8:02am

Genesia

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I'm happy to see Brian Eno get some love, too. cool
We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #5 posted 10/29/07 8:05am

DreamyPopRoyal
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He got beaten out by the creator of The Simpsons?

Well, other than that, VERY NICE.

Well done, Prince thumbs up!
had 2 run away... pride was 2 strong. It started raining, baby, the birds were gone
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Reply #6 posted 10/29/07 9:47am

pplrain

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That's just great! CONgrats! Prince! woot! woot! Love Prince!
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Reply #7 posted 10/29/07 10:16am

ufoclub

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I'm not sure about Philip Glass.... okay I guess so....
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Reply #8 posted 10/29/07 10:26am

Giovanni777

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Not really sure how Nile Rodgers, Brian Wilson, and Aretha Franklin R genius...
"He's a musician's musician..."
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Reply #9 posted 10/29/07 10:28am

Riverpoet31

Those lists are always quite or arbitrary of course.

Personally i would vote for Prince among Thich Nath Hanh (buddistic viatnamese monk),Ervin Lazlo (scientist), Van Morrison (singer / poet) and Bjork (visionary musician)
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Reply #10 posted 10/29/07 10:31am

ritaw

i should say that's quite an accolade and really well deserved - i knew i had good taste in music although many would disagree with me or just don't get it - and I just don't understand why more people aren't taken with Prince and his music like I am - he is just 100 % creative and always pushing the boundaries which I find highly exciting biggrin
"C'mon y'all - let me hear you sing, c'mon y'all, shake, c'mon y'all, jump" - Yes Prince -
"London do you feel for me what I feel for you"- yes Prince -
"Can I play my guitar now?" - yes please
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Reply #11 posted 10/29/07 10:35am

Riverpoet31

Wonders what Rick Rubin does in that list?

I mean, he is a producer who likes 'his' records to sound oldfashioned, and analog, nothing genious about that....
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Reply #12 posted 10/29/07 10:44am

ritaw

Giovanni777 said:

Not really sure how Nile Rodgers, Brian Wilson, and Aretha Franklin R genius...


Creators Synectics, a global consultants firm, chose their geniuses by awarding scores out of 10 to each entrant against a number of factors: paradigm shifting; popular acclaim; intellectual power; achievement and cultural importance. The firm emailed 4,000 Britons this summer and asked them to nominate up to 10 living people who they considered geniuses.

this is how they got their geniuses - i would agree with Brian Wilson and Aretha Franklin
"C'mon y'all - let me hear you sing, c'mon y'all, shake, c'mon y'all, jump" - Yes Prince -
"London do you feel for me what I feel for you"- yes Prince -
"Can I play my guitar now?" - yes please
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Reply #13 posted 10/29/07 10:45am

Riverpoet31

Aretha is a very great singer, but Brian Wilson was indeed a genious.
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Reply #14 posted 10/29/07 11:02am

Obsidian

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He gets it! That's why the ladies love him...batting eyes
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Reply #15 posted 10/29/07 11:19am

ufoclub

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Giovanni777 said:

Not really sure how Nile Rodgers, Brian Wilson, and Aretha Franklin R genius...


Have you listened to "Pet Sounds"? The album that caused McCartney to suddenly get even more ambitious and push for the making of "Sgt. Peppers".

I think there would be no songs like "Crystal Ball"... no "Radiohead"... without these pioneering artists.
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Reply #16 posted 10/29/07 11:35am

Graycap23

Did u really read all of those names? PLEASE....genius must have some alternate meaning.
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Reply #17 posted 10/29/07 11:44am

mynameisnotsus
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YES Dolly Parton and Morrissey!! biggrin
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Reply #18 posted 10/29/07 2:09pm

NDRU

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Muhammad Ali. Great choice (unlike a few others)!
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Reply #19 posted 10/29/07 2:11pm

vivid

J K Rowling! She's not even a 'good' writer! Nonsense. There are a lot of strange names on there. Richard Dawkins? Nelson Mandela? And I admire the last two a lot, but genius?
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Reply #20 posted 10/29/07 2:11pm

NDRU

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Where's Chelsea Rogers?
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Reply #21 posted 10/29/07 2:12pm

Heiress

I love that Dolly Parton is on that list. smile
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Reply #22 posted 10/29/07 2:24pm

omnithanos

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Graham Linehan (Irish) Writer & dramatist -
Obviously not for his acting ability. He practically ruined an episode of Alan Partridge for me. Oh and Celbridge is not in Dublin Mr. Linehan.
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Reply #23 posted 10/29/07 2:36pm

NDRU

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Martin Scorsese
David Lynch
Thomas Pynchon
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Reply #24 posted 10/29/07 2:44pm

DevotedPuppy

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hmph! No Marcel Duchamp?!? You can't include Hirst but not Duchamp...if it weren't for Duchamp, Hirst's "art" would just be animals in fermaldehyde. smile This list sucks, even if Prince really is a genius.lol


DreamyPopRoyalty said:

He got beaten out by the creator of The Simpsons?



I know--well at least they ranked him ahead of Osama bin Laden. eek
"Your presence and dry wit are appealing in a mysterious way."
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Reply #25 posted 10/29/07 2:51pm

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Savage said:




43= Osama Bin Laden (Saudi) Islamicist 10

Now it has been proven!


eek
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Reply #26 posted 10/29/07 2:58pm

ToraToraDreams

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I need to reread the dictionary or something.
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Reply #27 posted 10/29/07 3:24pm

jdcxc

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Reply #28 posted 10/29/07 3:38pm

2Jay

Why the fuck did Osama Bin Laden make the list? Aside from having the most stupid name in all of the technocolifiable world, he has not made any contributions at all. My twocents
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Reply #29 posted 10/29/07 3:56pm

superspaceboy

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Really 2 people missing IMO..

Laurie Anderson and Peter Gabriel. More for the former than the latter.

Christian Zombie Vampires

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