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If you could eliminate one person from history...who would it be? (vanity)
Sep 22, 2010 | Abin Sur

Posted on 09/22/2010 8:32:49 PM PDT by Abin Sur

If you could eliminate one person from history, who would it be? One caveat: it can't be Muhammad, for one simple reason: almost everyone is going to pick him! This would get rather monotonous, so let's just assume that 90% (at least) of the responses would pick Muhammad first. If you still pick him...BZZT I'm sorry, you've lost, thank you for playing and here's a copy of our home game.

And let's not have anyone picking Muhammad's father or grandfather just to get at him, either. That's cheating.

Ok, now that that's out of the way, who do you pick? Here's the rules: You can go back in history and prevent any one person from being born. You don't have to kill anyone. For instance, if you want to stop Hitler from being born, you can go up to Klara Pölzl (Adolph's mother) in 1880 and give her 10,000 marks to emigrate to the USA. She never marries Alois, so presto...no Adolph. This will have the incidental effect of preventing his brothers from being born as well, of course.

After you prevent your target from being conceived, you snap back to 2010 and enjoy living in a world made better by your actions. Bear in mind, though, that removing someone from history may not have that great an effect. If you prevent Darwin from existing, someone is still going to come up with the theory of evolution. It may be called by another name, and it may be delayed by a decade or two, but things tend to get invented when it's time to invent them.

I would note that some individuals would be exceptions. If you took out Isaac Newton (heaven know why, but it's your choice), modern science as we know it would be delayed by half a century, at least.

Anyway, that's the setup. Who do you pick, and what do you think would be the result of this person not existing?


TOPICS: History; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: abinsur; alternatehistory; history; massmurdering; mohammed; muhammed; pedophile
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1 posted on 09/22/2010 8:32:51 PM PDT by Abin Sur
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To: Abin Sur; Lazamataz

I vote Laz!


2 posted on 09/22/2010 8:33:53 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am Derek Fenton! (me) Enjoying freedom ourselves requires tolerating it for others. (Jedidah))
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To: Abin Sur

Margaret Sanger.


3 posted on 09/22/2010 8:34:53 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness. -GW)
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To: Abin Sur

Satan.


4 posted on 09/22/2010 8:35:22 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Abin Sur

Justin Timberlake


5 posted on 09/22/2010 8:35:26 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Abin Sur

Che Guevara. I’m so sick of that aren’t-I-handsome bandanna picture....


6 posted on 09/22/2010 8:35:40 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Instead of building a grand mosque at Ground Zero, let's build a Ground Zero at their Grand Mosque.)
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To: Abin Sur

Satan.....

Otherwise, no matter who you select would have been replaced by an equal.


7 posted on 09/22/2010 8:36:06 PM PDT by G Larry (Patty-cake diplomacy must give way to strong, decisive action!)
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To: Abin Sur

Lady Gaga.


8 posted on 09/22/2010 8:36:07 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Abin Sur

Muhammad’s Mom


9 posted on 09/22/2010 8:36:22 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Abin Sur; Admin Moderator

I pick Admin Mod! A viking kitty beeber stuns him, and then zots him!


10 posted on 09/22/2010 8:36:36 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (Pablo is very whiney)
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To: Abin Sur

Adam n Eve plus apple


11 posted on 09/22/2010 8:36:45 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: Abin Sur

Muhammed. Sorry. NOBODY ELSE CHOOSE HIM. I WAS A B-A-A-D BOY.


12 posted on 09/22/2010 8:36:45 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Abin Sur

Well, since it is apparently NOT cheating per the rules, I pick M’s mother.

Fair dips?


13 posted on 09/22/2010 8:36:51 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Abin Sur

Sanger.


14 posted on 09/22/2010 8:36:54 PM PDT by februus
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To: Abin Sur

Chuck Darwin, no question.


15 posted on 09/22/2010 8:37:16 PM PDT by wendy1946
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To: Cyber Liberty

Gloria Marie Steinem


16 posted on 09/22/2010 8:37:18 PM PDT by GILTN1stborn
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To: Abin Sur

Ishmael


17 posted on 09/22/2010 8:37:21 PM PDT by Guyin4Os (A messianic ger-tsedek)
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To: Abin Sur

Kenyan birth certificates... wait, they’ve already been destroyed from history... do I win?


18 posted on 09/22/2010 8:37:27 PM PDT by Porterville ( I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum)
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To: Abin Sur

***If you took out Isaac Newton (heaven know why, but it’s your choice), modern science as we know it would be delayed by half a century, at least. ***

If we picked Isaac Newton, we’d still be floating around because he invented gravity.

How about Al Gore? He invented the Internet, and the I couldn’t post such stupid statements :>)


19 posted on 09/22/2010 8:37:54 PM PDT by irishtenor (Tag lines, they are not what they used to be...)
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To: Abin Sur

Karl Marx


20 posted on 09/22/2010 8:38:48 PM PDT by loreldan (I'm shocked)
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To: Abin Sur
Karl Marx, even his kids would have agreed.
21 posted on 09/22/2010 8:38:56 PM PDT by FreedomFighter1013 (Obama: President Zero)
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To: Abin Sur


That broad is the anti-Christ!!!
22 posted on 09/22/2010 8:39:22 PM PDT by djf (It is ISLAM or "We, the People..." Take your pick. THERE IS NO MIDDLE GROUND!!!)
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To: Abin Sur

Anyone who has ever been on the Biggest Loser...


23 posted on 09/22/2010 8:39:25 PM PDT by Porterville ( I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum)
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To: Abin Sur

Sarah Connor


24 posted on 09/22/2010 8:39:37 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: EternalVigilance
Margaret Sanger

Ditto!

25 posted on 09/22/2010 8:39:45 PM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: Abin Sur

Abraham’s Egyptian maid, Ishtar.


26 posted on 09/22/2010 8:41:10 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Abin Sur

I’m keeping it a secret.

You’ll never know.


27 posted on 09/22/2010 8:41:30 PM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: NavyCanDo

Beat me to it.


28 posted on 09/22/2010 8:42:12 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Abin Sur

You have to ask?

Start with the bozo in the Da Black haus.


29 posted on 09/22/2010 8:42:48 PM PDT by garyhope (It's World War IV, rig ht here, right now, courtesy of Islam and illegal immigration.)
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To: Abin Sur

Dave Breese - “Seven Men Who Rule the World from the Grave”

Darwin
Marx
Wellhousen
Dewey
Freud
Keynes
Kierkegaard


30 posted on 09/22/2010 8:42:55 PM PDT by G Larry (Patty-cake diplomacy must give way to strong, decisive action!)
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To: Abin Sur

Jeez, I want to say Obama, but who made it possible for a guy like Obama to come to fruition?

I am going to say Noam Chomsky


31 posted on 09/22/2010 8:43:17 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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To: loreldan

Kant. No Kant means no Marx and no Nietzche and no Hitler.


32 posted on 09/22/2010 8:43:33 PM PDT by Lone Red Ranger (Never let the weeds get higher than the garden...)
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To: mnehring

ROFL.

Excellent choice.


33 posted on 09/22/2010 8:43:33 PM PDT by garyhope (It's World War IV, rig ht here, right now, courtesy of Islam and illegal immigration.)
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To: wendy1946

Why not Alfred Russel Wallace?


34 posted on 09/22/2010 8:43:39 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: irishtenor

“If we picked Isaac Newton, we’d still be floating around because he invented gravity.”

Not to mention I don’t like the sound of “Fig Einstein’s.”


35 posted on 09/22/2010 8:43:40 PM PDT by REDWOOD99
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To: Abin Sur

Mao


36 posted on 09/22/2010 8:44:13 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("It's amazing, A man who has such large ears could be so tone deaf" Rush Limbaugh 9/8/10)
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To: Abin Sur

A thoughtful question, but you are dragging ex-wives and ex-husbands into it.

Good luck with that.


37 posted on 09/22/2010 8:44:36 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Abin Sur

My ex-wife


38 posted on 09/22/2010 8:44:57 PM PDT by 38special (Remember in November!)
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To: Abin Sur

I think Woodrow Wilson might be on my list.


39 posted on 09/22/2010 8:45:06 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: MrEdd
Abraham’s Egyptian maid, Ishtar.

Er...who? And why?

40 posted on 09/22/2010 8:45:09 PM PDT by Abin Sur
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To: Abin Sur

Albin Sur


41 posted on 09/22/2010 8:45:21 PM PDT by upsdriver (The revolution begins on Nov. 2 to take back our country. The American people vs the ruling elite.)
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Jean Jacques Rousseau.


42 posted on 09/22/2010 8:45:21 PM PDT by donaldo
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To: Abin Sur

Franklin Delano Roosevelt.


43 posted on 09/22/2010 8:45:28 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: REDWOOD99

How true. He did invent those also.


44 posted on 09/22/2010 8:45:35 PM PDT by irishtenor (Tag lines, they are not what they used to be...)
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To: Abin Sur

Nimrod, and all those nimrods since...


45 posted on 09/22/2010 8:45:38 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: Abin Sur

Ishmael


46 posted on 09/22/2010 8:45:38 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others)
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To: Abin Sur

How about Rachel Carson?

The estimate is 100 million lives saved. That should do more good than the elimination of any combination of the following: Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Hitler and Mao.


47 posted on 09/22/2010 8:45:38 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: Abin Sur

I wouldn’t say eliminated....but I would have reallly,really liked it if Joyce Lin’s mom had gone out of town for about a year when I was 16.
Other than that, I just take life as it comes.


48 posted on 09/22/2010 8:45:47 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: Abin Sur

I nominate Ceasar. He turned the Roman Republic into a dictatorship. The Republic might even have lasted long enough to crush , you guessed it, Mohammad!


49 posted on 09/22/2010 8:46:12 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: Abin Sur

I think Castro would be on my list.


50 posted on 09/22/2010 8:46:12 PM PDT by La Lydia
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