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So while my editors mess around with the most important people right now, I'm swirling a brandy snifter full of smart and compiling a list that tells the story of the human race: It is a list, I assume, that will be carved in stone, put in every time capsule and projected by lasers into space.
Also, please tweet it and post it on your Facebook walls.
The only thing you need to know about this list is that, like the TIMEpeople are not listed in order of importance. So if you're a Christian, a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Jew or a Zoroastrian, you have no reason to get upset. I'm hoping, however, that no Scientologists see this.
Homer The Iliad and the Odyssey? That's a lot of our high school hours. It was probably more than one person.
Sir Isaac Newton Before Newton, gravity did not exist. People just floated, like on spaceships. It was hard to get stuff done.
Charles Darwin Every list needs a little controversy. Many people in Kansas don't believe Darwin exists. But Lipton says, "He made the armature on which all drama is built.
And interestingly enough, all comedy as well. He looms very large. Plato You know the Platonic ideal? That comes from Plato. Because he was perfect. I bet he used that at parties to hit on women.
The architects of Notre Dame This isn't a person. This isn't an achievement on anyone else's list of people.
But Lipton kind of insisted: They made churches that would appeal to her as a woman. They were jewels meant to attract our lady.
He loved Heloise so much that he got castrated for it. And then, even though he was castrated, he still loved her. If I were castrated, the only thing I would love is TV. Leonardo da Vinci I decided to pick only one of the Ninja Turtles.
This Renaissance man was the most Renaissancy. Not in a Renaissance fair way, though I bet he could joust and eat a turkey leg too.
He could do anything. Rembrandt To me, his portraits look like every other portrait in that portrait section of the museum, but Lipton says, "He's just plain better than anybody else. He just takes my breath away.
That's because music from the classical period was so good. And Mozart was the classical guy. He's so good that people mistakenly think he wrote Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. No one thinks Handel wrote Itsy Bitsy Spider. Johann Sebastian Bach His fugues was considered fuddy-duddy during his time, and his time was so long ago that the term fuddy-duddy didn't even exist then.
But now his stuff fits in on the radio with Mozart, Beethoven and Stravinsky. Soon anything that isn't dubstep will sound the same. Ludwig van Beethoven You know how we're totally into expressing our true selves?Read and learn for free about the following article: Required works of art for AP* Art History.
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Hammurabi Comparing the Code of Hammurabi with U.S. Law The Code of Hammurabi dates back to the second millennium BC (approximately BC). Consisting of laws, Hammurabi's Code became the rule for ancient Babylonians, just like today's Americans look to the Constitution for their rule.