Famous Plagiarists

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  1. J.D.

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    On another thread I started on John Wesley , I got an idea . Yes , I got the idea -- I didn't steal it from anyone . Can you name any famous plagiarists ? While living in South Korea I encountered many folks who thought nothing of stealing someone's ideas --- word-for-word acquisition was the favorite method of theft . University students did it as a matter of course -- even University professors got in the act .

    I will list some people who were found stealing in this manner -- in no particular order .

    John Brown of Haddington 1722-1787 ( I narrowed him down because there have been a lot of John Browns ) . Spurgeon , in his "Commenting on Commentaries" said that Brown's "Notes on the New Testament -- an undisguised plagiarism from Guyse."

    Kenneth Hagen ( copied extensively from E.W. Kenyan with no credit given ) .

    Joe Biden ( You know )

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ( You know )

    Joseph Smith ( Of Mormon infamy ) His stories were lifted not only from the King James Bible .

    Vladimir Putin ( I had to go by the word of others here . I don't understand Russian .)

    Alex Haley ( The "Roots" man paid a settlement to a white man for copying his storyline ) .

    Any others ?
     
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    lol, clever :)
     
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    Milton Berle
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    I have to admit that when I saw this thread and who wrote it I did a double take, since I already saw the previous one. Then when I read it, started laughing aloud. :laugh:

    That was a good one JD. :thumbs:
     
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    Missed it the first time through.

    Cute, J. D.! :laugh: :laugh:

    Ed
     
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    This is really good J D...................:laugh: :laugh:
     
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    I have to admit that when I saw this thread and who wrote it I did a double take, since I already saw the previous one. Then when I read it, started laughing aloud. :laugh:

    That was a good one JD. :thumbs:

    Mike


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    *snicker*
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    I'm a smart guy. I've seen the test results.

    But, I had to read it four times to "get it".
     
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    Rippon, sorry about hijacking your thread. I couldn't resist. The devil made me do it. :)
     
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    I thought I was in the Twilight Zone and that you had snatched my identity .
     
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    do do do do
     

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