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WHAT ABOUT ALBERT? E = MC2...come on

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Hey, this is a Mercedes forum. It's E = MB². [:D]

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WHAT ABOUT ALBERT? E = MC2...come on
What about him? Want to play tensor calculus with Albert? I wouldn't understand the man and the only thing interesting from him would be mathematical physics. It's why I think Hitler would be a bore, too. I'd rather talk to somebody with wide-ranging interest, like Elizabeth I of England. Oh yeah, Omar Kayam, I'd like to talk to him, too. Best would be Elizabeth, Omar, Shakespeare, Socrates, and a keg of beer.
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WHAT ABOUT ALBERT? E = MC2...come on
What about him? Want to play tensor calculus with Albert? I wouldn't understand the man and the only thing interesting from him would be mathematical physics. It's why I think Hitler would be a bore, too. I'd rather talk to somebody with wide-ranging interest, like Elizabeth I of England. Oh yeah, Omar Kayam, I'd like to talk to him, too. Best would be Elizabeth, Omar, Shakespeare, Socrates, and a keg of beer.
Quite narrow minded of you.

I don't pretend to study botany and would never criticize a person who is skilled in such a subject.

Albert was a genius in his own right and, if you had the background to understand him, he would be a facinating man to speak with.

However, we would need to speak with him in his own time. Much of what he had developed is now old news and he might be surprised by what we collectively know today.

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I would have said Richard Feynman, but I don't think he's been dead long enough to be considered a historical figure...

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Edison, without him you may not be reading this message in the same manner you are today.

Ops, I guess I will have to change that. A co worker just told me that all the inventions were really the doing of Al Gore and his fabulous time machine.
oh yeah definatly as it was Al Gore who did indeed attribute tons to the invention of the internet.
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Well, since all the significant historical persons are taken, I'll post my choice.
I've always considered Edsel Ford as a truly tragic and sad man. I'd like to show him that the company survivied and has produced some interesting automobiles. I am sure that the refinement of almost any modern Ford would be a revelation in terms of power and overall quiet as compared to the cars of his day. I would him to see that style and taste would eventually become as important as the utility of a vehicle.
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