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Patrick Egbuchunam of Lagos, Nigeria wrote this thoughtful and detailed explaining why Jesus should be ranked #1 on the list of history's most influential people.

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This list of names and their ranks are solely the work of Michael H.

[John Kerr also wrote:] "Women and children throughout this world, with the exception of a few countries have a much better way of life because of what Christ taught and people accepted."[John McDonagh responds:] Mr.

We will readily modify notes if there are any inaccuracies.

Jesus' relatively original ideas, such as his emphasis on eternal damnation, his discouragement of intellectualism and critical thinking, his authoritarian leadership style, and his childish intolerance have not contributed to the improvement of social conditions.

Hart's book The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History.

Miller, Bible scholar, (Bible Review, December 1993, Vol.

The class of "no technical solution problems" hasmembers. My thesis is that the "population problem," asconventionally conceived, is a member of this class. How it isconventionally conceived needs some comment. It is fair to saythat most people who anguish over the population problem aretrying to find a way to avoid the evils of overpopulation withoutrelinquishing any of the privileges they now enjoy. They thinkthat farming the seas or developing new strains of wheat willsolve the problem -- technologically. I try to show here that thesolution they seek cannot be found. The population problem cannotbe solved in a technical way, any more than can the problem ofwinning the game of tick-tack-toe.

Kerr seems ignorant of the worldwide history of ethics.

Women and children throughout this world, with the exception of a few countries have a much better way of life because of what Christ taught and people accepted.

Apparently one has to have a diverse resume to make the list.

Population, as Malthus said, naturally tends to grow"geometrically," or, as we would now say,exponentially. In a finite world this means that the per-capitashare of the world's goods must decrease. Is ours a finite world?

Certainly ranking the relative historical influence of individuals is a subjective process.

This has been translated into Polish here:


- Dean Knoblauch of Canada made many suggestions, including the suggestion to add Philo Farnsworth and Miguel de Cervantes to the list.

The second was the religion or philosophy the person later joined or founded.

Shinto and Hinduism have no founder.

Somewhat later we saw that the commons as a place for wastedisposal would also have to be abandoned. Restrictions on thedisposal of domestic sewage are widely accepted in the Westernworld; we are still struggling to close the commons to pollutionby automobiles, factories, insecticide sprayers, fertilizingoperations, and atomic energy installations.

Hart states that these ten individuals should not be thought of as numbers 101-110 on the list.

Many of these Christians are on Hart's list.

His ideas, echoed by many and presented here with his permission are below:

In my opinion no one has come near to Jesus Christ with respect to His influence on so many aspects of our world and society.