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Stephen Hawking is probably the smartest person ever known. Jesus is the most powerful person ever. (I believe he really is true, 1000s of years ago, that is. ) Albert Einstein had to have most of his theories backed up by Stephen Hawking, right? Ok, so maybe Albert discovered the theory of relativity, and Jesus saved us all from death, but come on, Stephen Hawking has much knowledge of the universe and is currently helping us, in 2012, a lot. (ever seen science channel on DirectTV? ) (channel 284) There's a show called "Stephen Hawking's brave new world. " And that's all I have to say about this. But, I'm only 9 years old. So I can be disproven. And to show you how smart I am, I once gave a star/black hole/wormhole lecture to 5th grade. (skipped a grade. ) And I'm sorry for punctuation because I'm running out of battery. So that's my conclusion.
He is way smarter than everyone on this list maybe excluding jesus laugh out loud but yeah put him to 2
I am a physicist, and among physicists, while many admire Hawking for being able to pursue his intellectual goals while physically handicapped, he is certainly NOT one of the ten smartest people who have ever lived. I think we should only allow dead people on this list, for only after a person has been dead for some time can their accomplishments truly be evaluated.
Dr. Hawking lis likely the smartest man on this list, likely smarter than even Newton. The man has opened up our idea's of the Universe by orders of magnitude, if not for him we would have no idea about black holes, or inertial decay on stellar bodies, and has proven the vast majority of Einsteins theory of special relativity to be correct, and in such expanded on the laws of thermodynamics.
Although Stephen Hawking worked largely off of Einstein's research, I'm willing to bet that if Stephen Hawking lived in the 30s and Einstein lived now, Einstein would be working off of Hawking's research. I'd say they're pretty equal, one just has the advantage of 40 extra years of technology and science. It takes a real genius to understand quantum mechanics and general relativity, let alone how they interact, let alone create sound theories about them. Which is exactly what he does.
The guy knows so much about physics and gravity. Something which sciences knowledge and understanding is currently lacking furthermore he knows a lot about other things like math. Do vote for some religious figure if there is no evidence they lived. The bible and quran can make anyone as smart as they want.
Easily the most widely recognized and influential persona of the past century, his work on expanding upon and clarifying his predecessors' work is beyond exemplary. His vision for the future of mankind is truly inspiring, and his outlook on the spectacular majesty of existence goes beyond the need for mythological creator deities and the associated mythologies. A truly enlightened mind.
Stephen hawking is absolutely brilliant. He is definitely one of the smartest people ever.
Ps I'm a christian, and I do not think that religion should come into play when voting on who goes on this list. Jesus was really wise, but that is different from being smart (in this context).
Yeah, you guys probably think that all those other people up there in the list are smarter but come on! Stephen hawking is disabled! And for him to discover and do all that stuff! Its truly unexplainable! But he did kind of have the help of technology...
The Hawk-Meister is awesome. He can't communicate at normal speed which means he also can't record his ideas in real time and must remember tons of stuff. I still think Gauss or Tesla top him though for overall number one.
The reason why I vote for stephen hawking is because he can place black holes anywhere
That pretty awesome right.
Oh and dynamo the magician should be on the list he can walk on water and fly
He's like jesus :D
Stephen Hawking has influenced minds all over the world. He explains the most complicated concepts in physics with fluidity and patience; truly a great teacher with a powerful mind.
One of the smartest of all time really changed everybody's knowledge on black holes and space and to do it while being paralyzed completely would be hard in my opinion definitely the smartest man ever.
Despite his disability this man is one of the smartest people on earth. He is someone that I could only dream of being and he really is someone that has changed the world.
He is further into time so therefore he knows more than Albert Einstein
This brother does quantum physics in his head. It's both inspiring and amazing that a man can achieve such greatness.
He is incredibly smart and even though he is disabled.
When I think of science, I think stephen Hawking and how the world changed from disability, he is a legend in two things
Because he is actually real, unlike jesus christ, stupid christians, I might put homer simpson up see if he reaches top 10
More than anyone else in this world, he uses his brain.
I think Stephen Hawking is the most intelligent person in our time
I choose Stephen because he made THOUSANDS of books by thousands, I MEAN THOUSANDS!
Real, unlike Jesus, he's a cool guy, one of my personal heroes.
Obviously number 1! I mean he is the smartest person on the planet 2014! NEWS FLASH! There's a new Einstein!
He's the only man born in England who doesn't have an English accent.

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