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He is way smarter than everyone on this list maybe excluding jesus laugh out loud but yeah put him to 2
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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).
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.
He is further into time so therefore he knows more than Albert Einstein
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.
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.
He is incredibly smart and even though he is disabled.
This brother does quantum physics in his head. It's both inspiring and amazing that a man can achieve such greatness.
More than anyone else in this world, he uses his brain.
When I think of science, I think stephen Hawking and how the world changed from disability, he is a legend in two things
I think Stephen Hawking is the most intelligent person in our time
Real, unlike Jesus, he's a cool guy, one of my personal heroes.
I choose Stephen because he made THOUSANDS of books by thousands, I MEAN THOUSANDS!
Because he is actually real, unlike jesus christ, stupid christians, I might put homer simpson up see if he reaches top 10
He's the only man born in England who doesn't have an English accent.
Got rid of the go compare man.
Stephen Hawking is just amazing... He should be in the top 5 at least!

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