Skip to comments.If you could eliminate one person from history...who would it be? (vanity)
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?
I vote Laz!
Che Guevara. I’m so sick of that aren’t-I-handsome bandanna picture....
Otherwise, no matter who you select would have been replaced by an equal.
I pick Admin Mod! A viking kitty beeber stuns him, and then zots him!
Adam n Eve plus apple
Muhammed. Sorry. NOBODY ELSE CHOOSE HIM. I WAS A B-A-A-D BOY.
Well, since it is apparently NOT cheating per the rules, I pick M’s mother.
Chuck Darwin, no question.
Gloria Marie Steinem
Kenyan birth certificates... wait, they’ve already been destroyed from history... do I win?
***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 :>)
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