Oda Nobunaga, Tokugawa Ieyasu or Toyotomi Hideyoshi.
But more important than that, Lennon over Elvis? Lennon would have strongly disagreed.
My only real quibble with the list is perhaps John Lennon, whose significance I would never diminish, but in terms of pop musicians, I am not sure his actual influence is as profound as that of Elvis or Michael Jackson or Frank Sinatra
On second thought, no, no athletes should be on this quiz at all.
Most influential person in the 20th century? Definitely not. Most consequential person of the 20th century? Not #1, but he might be up there.
1. Florence Nightingale developed the nursing profession into what it is today, saving and improving countless lives around the world
2. The Manhattan Project caused huge changes all over the world, though I'm not sure which 1 person that would be attributable to (Richard Feynman was involved and also helped popularise science but maybe there would be someone else more appropriate)
And who is Pelé? only Messi could be on that short list of athletes.
Al-Khwaritzmi should make the cut also. For such thing of The Numbers
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For the one Japanese person, I probably would have chosen Tokugawa Ieyasu (reunified Japan after centuries of regional warfare) or maaaaybe Murasaki Shikibu (author of the Tale of Genji) over Sakamoto, but I do agree with the choice to go with him over the Emperor Meiji--anyone who's studied Japanese history knows the emperor is never the most influential person.
you took off Moses for being a figure of mythology. (good call) You should have also taken off Jesus for the same reason. We don't even know if he was a real person let alone much about him or how influential he really was. Or at least put him below Paul. There's a growing scholarly consensus that Muhammad should fall in to the same category, as there is almost nothing written about Muhammad that actually survives from his lifetime. (though there is a lot more than we have for Jesus, aka nothing)
You left Pincus on the quiz?? He absolutely doesn't belong. This was one of the dumbest things about the original quiz. The man is the CO-inventor of combined oral contraceptives. Not even the sole inventor. Not the inventor of birth control (which had been being practiced for hundreds of years various ways). As I said on the previous quiz, you could have given his spot to Margaret Sanger, who underwrote his
I agree, that Paulus had a bigger influence on the christian doctrine than any theoretical predecessor. That is again the question, what kind of influence is meant and to be held higher. There are also a lot of figures of early christianity with a similar record than him, that were one by one purged from the records, yet who still had influence on the legacy.
If you'd apply higher standards for historicity, that's good, but I also think it is interesting to see, how people asses that question from a more personal point of view.
In short I see your point and could see it either way it just seems inconsistent to me to remove Moses from the list entirely, and then rank Jesus #1.
If this is not enough, he also happens to be the most mentioned person on all of Wikipedia
I know I don't follow sports much but what makes him more influential than Mozart or Thomas Jefferson or some other people not here?
It's sad how few women there are (not a critic to you, it's obviously true to reality)
The one person i feel is left out is Carl Linnaeus the botanist. After all he is the person responsible for the naming of basically all flora and fauna. No Homo Sapiens or Canis Lupus and such without Linnaeus.
Also i dont know why Sukarno is so high up, but that might just be ignorance on my part.
Calling him a "pop musician" isn't exactly wrong, but it's really misleading. No wonder so few people are guessing that one correctly.
(For reference, the word "pop" shows up twice on his Wikipedia page. "Rock" is used 15 times (plus another 15 in the References section.)
Also pedant alert. You can't invent evolution. And to be accurate Darwin didn't even "invent" the theory of Evolution. That was already around. He came up with the mechanism for it to work i.e. Natural Selection. The Theory (since proved) is Natural Selection. Evolution is a fact and always was. This is the rebuttal to intelligent designers who go Oh but Evolution is only a Theory
There were 2 clues that I thought could be better though. Ashoka expanded the Mauryan Empire by conquering Kalinga, but I feel like the work he did to expand Buddhism is both more well known and more important and thus should be highlighted in the clue.
I also feel that the Pasteur clue is somehow too vague--the way it's phrased, I somehow thought it was a doctor or epidemiologist. It might be a good idea to highlight his work in microbiology and popularizing the germ theory of disease.
Most famous Marconi's invention was stolen from Tesla (which is proved), so it's nonsense to put him in this list instead of Tesla.
Edison was surely material for this list, but not more important than Tesla. Because Edison is realy high on the list, my opinion is that, you should have put Tesla on the list also.