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« on: May 18, 2012, 10:40:13 pm »
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It can't be someone you knew personally. Assume they are brought back "in their prime" and guaranteed at least 20 years of functional life(ie. free of mental and physical disability)
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2012, 10:57:37 pm »
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Steve Irwin
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2012, 11:52:12 pm »
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Tough one....obviously we need a great person who died too young.  Do we go artist or science?  Cobain?Hendrix?Lennon?H.S.Thompson?  Or maybe Sagan?Curie?  Or maybe a genius who didn't really die young, but another 20+ years of genius, especially if he/she gets to expand off of what we know today, could come up with wonderful stuff...maybe Einstein?Edison?Leonardo da Vinci?Newton?

I think Leonardo gets my vote.
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2012, 08:46:56 am »
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DaVinci, Marx, Socrates, Jesus (only to know if he really existed and/or was the son of God)...
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2012, 09:19:55 am »
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Kurt Cobain.
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2012, 09:58:49 am »
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Freddie Mercury or Ronnie James Dio.
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2012, 01:23:16 pm »
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When I saw Steve Irwin mentioned my knee-jerk response was to enthusiastically agree, but in the end I reckon it would be more enriching for society and several fields of academic study if it were to be Karl Marx instead, who would have the potential to contribute an awful lot in twenty years given the amount of new material he could study.
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2012, 02:55:14 pm »
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2012, 06:32:54 pm »
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2012, 06:59:07 pm »
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Gandhi or MLK.

We need someone who's calling people on their bullsh**t.
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« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2012, 07:07:38 pm »
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Leonardo da Vinci. Interesting to see what he would come up with, given the tehnological level of today.
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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2012, 07:13:32 pm »
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Leonardo is a good answer. My religious beliefs about Jesus' status as 'dead or alive' preclude me from listing Him (and I'd be honestly a little afraid of trifling with Him), but Shakyamuni Buddha would be amazingly interesting, as would Kobo Daishi and Ryokan Taigu. Therese of Lisieux, Julian of Norwich, Hildegard of Bingen. But if I could only choose one I think it would have to be the early-to-mid-twentieth-century popular Japanese novel and magazine writer Yoshiya Nobuko, for the purely selfish reason that I'm trying to do academic work on her and struggling a bit on how to start.
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« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2012, 07:18:10 pm »
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Bill Hicks. Then again, considering how much worse things are than they were in the early 90s, I'm not sure he'd cope Tongue
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« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2012, 08:09:51 pm »
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« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2012, 08:12:32 pm »
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« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2012, 09:04:45 pm »
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Donna Summer.  I've heard she was in the studio recording as recently as two week prior to her death.
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« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2012, 10:09:05 pm »
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My father- though I never met him I assume that's not the kind of answer you're looking for
Ronald Reagan- to try to get the Tea Party in line
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« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2012, 11:08:49 pm »
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Buddha.

Or maybe Isaac Newton.
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« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2012, 01:47:15 am »
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George Carlin
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« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2012, 02:40:44 am »
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my grandfather
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« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2012, 03:14:57 am »
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« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2012, 03:44:49 am »
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Paul Wellstone, maybe?
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« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2012, 10:08:53 pm »
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« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2012, 01:16:41 am »
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Bring someone back? I hate the man's politics, but I would bring back Jack Layton.

Prevent someone from dying for 20 more years? Abraham Lincoln.
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