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Duskling

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Who do you consider your personal idol?
« on: August 30, 2010, 09:19:30 PM »

Pretty self-explanatory, eh? :)

Mine is Georgy Zhukov, the most celebrated general in Russian history so far.
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Re: Who do you consider your personal idol?
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2010, 09:27:06 PM »

I have no idol. Pretty self-explanatory eh?
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Re: Who do you consider your personal idol?
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2010, 05:02:59 AM »

I wonder how many people actually do have an idol? From all the talk I've had with friends, teammates, colleagues and whatnot, very few actually idolize someone, so it seems much more the exception than the rule these days. Am I the only one who thinks so?
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Re: Who do you consider your personal idol?
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2010, 05:04:09 AM »

Nope. I ,too, know nobody with an idol.
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Re: Who do you consider your personal idol?
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2010, 03:59:11 PM »

Alan Turing.

Cracked the Nazi Enigma Code in WWII and the grandfather to the modern day computer. And also created the Turing Test, which is used to this day to test if a computer has reached Artificial Intelligence levels.
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Re: Who do you consider your personal idol?
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2010, 06:28:50 PM »

I don't really have an idol. However, there are some people that I admire.
One of them is Richard Feynman, Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965.
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Re: Who do you consider your personal idol?
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2010, 09:16:00 AM »

Ah, Feynman- most physists love him :P
(Chemists will go with Mendeleev, and methinks bilogists will stick with Darwin.)

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Re: Who do you consider your personal idol?
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2010, 02:21:33 PM »

Einstein is quite well known too.
I must also mention Carl Sagan as one of the best communicators that I saw (only on TV, unfortunately).
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Re: Who do you consider your personal idol?
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2010, 08:07:43 PM »

Martin Fröst The best clarinet player in the world!
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Re: Who do you consider your personal idol?
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2010, 01:52:46 PM »

I, think Richard Feynman is epic. He is, if not an idol, an example.

Greg Mortenson is definitely a person whose ideas are amazing, and who is a great example for how to live.
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Re: Who do you consider your personal idol?
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2010, 03:09:07 PM »

I was reading about Greg Mortenson in US History today, and agree completely. Despite never studying him in-depth, I think he is very generous and admirable.
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Re: Who do you consider your personal idol?
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2010, 09:17:40 PM »

Me, that may sound self absorbed but hear me out, I believe that for one to truly respect another one must first and foremost respect oneself. If that is not the case then one must admit to giving the respect of one that one does not respect, and if that is the case one cannot respect at all.
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Re: Who do you consider your personal idol?
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2010, 09:54:41 PM »

You forgot that crucial word "oneself", but I see your point, and it is somewhat valid. Without self-respect, it's obsession.
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Re: Who do you consider your personal idol?
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2010, 10:16:45 PM »

Exactly my point, most people throw some stupid argument at me.
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