off the top of my head: thomas alva edison, dmitri mendeleev, satyendranath bose, a. p. j. abdul kalam, louis pasteur, carl sagan, pierre curie and albert einstein
God doesn't exist.
Thomas Edison's father had to flee from Canada due to an unsuccessful rebellion, but his family was never poor.
Dmitri Mendeleev was poor, but only once he was 13 when his mother's factory belw up and his dad died.
Satyendranath Bose's father was an important engineer for the East Indian Railway Company, and even early in life he was a proclaimed genius.
Wikipedia doesn't talk about "a. p. j. abdul kalam"'s past.
Louis Pasteur was poor.
Carl Sagan's family was lower class, but not poor. However, everybody during the great depression was poor.
There's nothing about Pierre Curie's economic status, but I'm guessing his father must have had some high scholarly position because he taught his own son everything.
Albert Einstein was born to an upper-class non-religious Jewish family and attended a fancy Catholic School for the first few years of his life.
huh i couldve sworn einstien was poor. we were given this short story to read about him in my English class by Patrick pringle which documented his expulsion from school and it described the awful apartment he lived in alone because his father was always in Vienna and stated that his father couldn't afford university fees or something, and I assumed all that was at least remotely factual.
Also. How to create your own religion:
1. Abandon your critical thinking processes. Possessing a mental disorder is generally considered a big help.
2. Believe that you're in a personal relationship with a higher being and that you have access to information and wisdom no one else does when really you're just substituting information for air out of your ass and wisdom for ignorance.
3. Convince people of similar mental state (ie; retarded) to buy into your fantasies and assist you in the global proliferation of your beliefs. Promise great rewards and everlasting life in an ethereal paradise if the tenets and benedictions of your religion are followed to the letter.
4. ? ? ? ?
LIKE Jesus? I AM Jesus!
Last edited by ShadowRaven; 03-06-2011 at 01:40 AM. Reason: lolpics
no i was definitely wrong because i didnt know anything about math or science in 2007