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If you could bring back just one person who would it be and why?

Excluding departed family or friends or religious figures there is probably some person who you think would benefit mankind by being around today.
I suspect that the sentiment would lean towards Einstein but for selfish reasons I would love to see Mencken around today casting a critical eye over contempory goings on.If the response is good I will sum up the results.


Closing Statement from Kieron Treasure

Thank you forn taking the time to answer. I guess I was looking for a list of people that were admired and went before their time OR left us with secrets undisclosed OR perhaps people who left with work unfinished OR perhaps a list of people who, if alive today, could make a valuable contribution to mankind. How about Bruce Chatwin, Buddy Holly, Bismark.........???????

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  • Oct 19 2013: Jesus Christ, I would like to know what he "really" said and if he approves of all the violence and death in his name.
    Now that would be one hell of a TED talk.
    • Da Way

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      Oct 21 2013: I think that would be a lot of people's first choice too... but I think he may somehow count as a 'religious figure' if you look at the question.
      • Oct 21 2013: Da Way of course you are right but Einstein, Mencken were also religious figures in there own fields. For some reason most of us have been taught to worship someone or something outside ourselves, where the most significant figure by a long shot in our lives is within.
        "What lies behind you and what lies before you are tiny matters compared to what lies within you"- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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