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Can You Tell The Difference Between A Polygamist And Famous Philosopher?

They may not think the same, but they kinda look the same. Right?

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  1. 1. Does this gentleman belong in academia or...?

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    Look at that fine hair! He's a gentleman AND a scholar.
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    Are you kidding? This guy has 33 wives!
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    That's Joseph Smith, Jr!

    He's the founder of the Mormon faith, and was rumored to have had 33 wives in addition to his first wife, Emma.

  2. 2. Does this woman have sister wives?

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    She's a first wife, for sure.
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    Not a chance, she's too busy being existential!
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    Wrong!

    That's French writer, intellectual, and philosopher Simone de Beauvoir!

    Simone didn't consider herself a philosopher, but her writings had a significant influence on feminist existentialism and theory.

  3. 3. Is this a man devoted to his wives, or ideas?

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    He appears to be a studious fella, I'm going with philosopher!
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    Oh, he's got some ideas, alright! About how to get more wives!
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    Hello, Brigham Young!

    This polygamist had 56 wives. Including five who had formerly been married to Joseph Smith, and a mother-daughter duo.

  4. 4. Can you count the number of wives this man had on one hand?

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    This is one of the most important thinkers of our time! Which means he only had time for one wife.
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    This is one of the most well-known polygamists in history. There aren't enough hands to count his wives!
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    Meet the "Father of Liberalism," John Locke!

    Locke is one of the most famous political thinkers, and is directly responsible for Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence rhetoric.

  5. 5. Did this man create the Fundamentalist Mormon movement?

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    No, but he did create a fundamental part of philosophy.
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    He sure did, and he found the time to marry a bunch of wives along the way.
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    This is political theorist and revolutionary, Tom Paine!

    Revolutionary Philosopher. Wrote the Rights of Man.

  6. 6. Poly or Philo?

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    This is a Poly.
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    This is a Philo.
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    This is a Poly!

    Heber C. Kimball was a bit of a reluctant polygamist, to be fair. He eventually married 43 wives, but is reported to have only had intimacy with 17 of those. OK, 17 is still a lot, to be fair.

  7. 7. Is this man's beard filled with social theory?!

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    That is one deep thinking beard.
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    I've seen the depths of this beard, and it's filled with potential wives' digits.
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    Max Weber is one of the architects of sociology.

    Along with his good pals Émile Durkheim and Karl Marx, that is. Oh, and he only had one wife! A good woman named Marianne.

  8. 8. Do you think this man knows what plural marriage means?

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    ABSOLUTELY.
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    No, but he knows everything about French existentialism.
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    This is Warren Jeffs, the current president of the FLDS.

    The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) is still currently led by Jeffs. That in spite of his 2011 conviction on two felony counts of child sexual assault.

  9. 9. Think this fella knows a thing or two about symbolic logic?

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    As in...the symbol of logic formed by plural marriage? If so, then yes.
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    I think so, yes.
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    Ludwig Wittgenstein was an Austrian-British philosopher.

    He taught at Cambridge and worked primarily in the philosophy of mathematics, logic, the philosophy of mind, and language.

  10. 10. What's going through this woman's mind?

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    Number theory.
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    Eternal salvation.
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    Meet Louisa Beaman Smith Young!

    She's been called the first plural wife of Joseph Smith, Jr., and then remarried to Brigham Young upon Joseph's passing.

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