The World’s Greatest Geniuses are Vegetarians!

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Vegetarians are Geniuses! Or are Geniuses Vegetarians? Either Way…

A few weeks ago, I caved and became a vegetarian. There’s only so much I can learn about the horrors of all facets of meat-eating before turning to the other side.

Because of my recent conversion, I was particularly interested to find this list of the world’s most incredible scientists, mathematicians, and inventors, who are all vegetarians:

1. Sir Isaac Newton, “the father of physics.”

2. Leonardo Da Vinci, physicist and artist who made important discoveries in hydraulics, optics, and mechanics.  He was so fervent about vegetarianism, he would buy caged chickens and set them free.

3. Srinivasa Ramanujan, one of the greatest mathematicians of the past 1,000 years.

4. Nikola Tesla, helped devise the AC (alternating current) electrical system used to power modern civilization.  He lived on custom-ordered, meat-free meals at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.  Regarding the benefits of vegetarianism he wrote:

On general principles the raising of cattle as a means of providing food is objectionable. It is certainly preferable to raise vegetables, and I think, therefore, that vegetarianism is a commendable departure from the established barbarian habit. That we can subsist on plant food and perform our work even to advantage is not a theory but a well-demonstrated fact. Many races living almost exclusively on vegetables are of superior physique and strength. There is no doubt that some plant food, such as oatmeal, is more economical than meat, and superior to it in regard to both mechanical and mental performance. Such food, moreover, taxes our digestive organs decidedly less, and in making us more contented and sociable, produces an amount of good difficult to estimate. In view of these facts every effort should be made to stop the wanton, cruel slaughter of animals, which must be destructive to our morals.

5. Thomas Edison, considered one of  the greatest inventors in history.  He wrote:

“[Vegetarianism has a] powerful influence upon the mind and its action, as well as upon the health and vigor of the body. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.”

6. Albert Einstein, the greatest scientist of the 20th century, widely regarded as one of the most ingenious men of all time. On vegetarianism, he said:

“Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.”

“Our task must be to [widen] our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

And the day he became a vegetarian, he wrote in his diary:

“So I am living without fats, without meat, without fish, but am feeling quite well this way. It always seems to me that man was not born to be a carnivore.”

7. Edward Witten, viewed by many as Einstein’s successor, best known as the world’s foremost string theorist and mathematician.

8. Brian Greene, Witten’s foremost protégé (he was on The Colbert Report last week).  He refuted Einstein’s theory that space can stretch but not tear, and by age nine, could multiply thirty-digit numbers in his head.  In an interview on science, morality, and vegetarianism for The Supreme Master Ching Hai News, Greene stated:

Q: Why do you think so many of the greatest geniuses have been vegetarian?

G: From my limited experience, vegetarians typically are people who are willing to challenge the usual, accepted order of things. Moreover, they’re often people willing to sacrifice their own pleasures in pursuit of what they believe is right. These same qualities are often what’s needed to make great breakthroughs in the arts and sciences.

Q: Why do you think other scientists are still not vegetarian?

G: I would ask, more generally, why the vast majority of people are not vegetarian. I think the answer is that most people don’t question the practice of eating meat since they always have. Many of these people care about animals and the environment, some deeply. But for some reason—force of habit, cultural norms, resistance to change—there is a fundamental disconnect whereby these feelings don’t translate into changes of behavior.

Q: What inspired you to become a vegetarian?

G: Quite literally, it was a dish—spare ribs—that my mother cooked when I was nine years old. The ribs made the connection between the meat and the animal from which it came direct; I was horrified and declared I’d never eat meat again. And I never have. Going vegan happened later. I visited an animal rescue farm in upstate New York and learned much about the dairy industry which was so disturbing that I could not continue to support it. Within days I gave up all dairy.

9. Alan Calverd, UK physicist who recently made headlines with the following statement about global warming and the vegetarian lifestyle:

“Adopting a vegetarian diet would do more for the environment than burning less oil and gas.”


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anonymous Jan 8, 2016 5:13pm

Edison stole his vegetarianism from Tesla

anonymous Aug 8, 2014 11:55am

"Humans – who enslave, castrate, experiment on and fillet other animals – have had an understandable penchant for pretending animals do not feel pain. A sharp distinction between humans and 'animals' is essential if we are to bend them to our will, wear them, eat them – without any disquieting tinges of guilt or regret. It is unseemly of us, who often behave so unfeelingly toward other animals, to contend that only humans can suffer. The behavior of other animals renders such pretensions specious. They are just too much like us."
~Ann Druyan, Carl Sagan, "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors"

anonymous Apr 21, 2014 1:24pm

Not sure if there are any believers in climate change but Einstein said that if the human race as a whole does not go vegetarian they will destroy the planet and make it uninhabitable for human life. That is because over 51% of all greenhouse gasses are related to production of meat. It also accounts for 80% of worldwide deforestation, uses vast amounts of water and causes the extinction of 175 species of rainforest animals every year.

anonymous Feb 9, 2014 11:09am

So you can name 9 clever people that didn't eat meat. Here's 9 clever people that do/did: Stephen Hawking, Aristotle, Christopher Hitchens, George Orwell, Richard Dawkins, Carl Sagan, William Gilbert, Charles Darwin and Joseph Priestly. It's a total irrelevance. One could probably carry out the same exercise for homosexuals, or gingers, or Scotsmen, or people who enjoy the music of Lady Gaga. Whilst there may be a link between intelligence and those who support animal rights/welfare (as many of those above did/do), to suggest that the cleverest people are vegetarian is ridiculous.

    anonymous Apr 21, 2014 1:18pm

    The simple fact is Einstein and Davinci were likely the two smartest human beings that ever lived on the planet. Why discount that fact that their genius was also coupled with a higher level of understanding that all life is valuable? Thomas Jefferson was also vegetarian.

    And Carl Sagan was an animal activist. Near the end of his life in 1996 Sagan wrote “In my writings, I have tried to show how closely related we are to other animals…and how morally bankrupt it is to slaughter them, say, to manufacture lipstick.”

    Aristotle denies the power of thought to animals, maintaining that they are capable only of sensation and appetite.

      anonymous Nov 5, 2014 9:29am

      Exactly!! thats the link. the understanding. any genius that looked at this world suffers depression. when they truly look at it. and they stop eating meat when they think of the meat industry. Anyway Veggie, you are clearly intelligent, others are clearly not. Even a response can show you that.

      anonymous Nov 15, 2014 5:14pm

      Both of them disputed, and are you kidding me with "Da Vinci and Einstein were likely two of the smartest human beings?" You probably never did an advanced physics/math course cause they are idiots compared to some other people, my personal favorite is Claude Shannon, but Einstein's relativity isn't really that big of a deal, the only thing that I'd commemorate Einstein for is the photoelectric effect, and Leonardo, what a joke, I give him applause for being a jack of trades but he's not a genius. Newton and Tesla are the notable people on this list, but there are no citations so I can't take this seriously but honestly there again people that blow these guys out of the water; Fourier, Terrance Tao, Gauss, Euler, Maxwell, etc… they aren't that well known though. And if you look at the benefits of meat consumption that help aid humans advance there intellect in evolution there really isn't argument in eating meat, However, the best one is that it accounts for most of the greenhouse gases, but there are many scientists and engineers working on utilizing the nitrogen that is produced into energy to consumed.

    anonymous Feb 16, 2015 2:24pm

    Any thinker would be a better thinker on a healthy plant based diet compared to an animal product diet.

anonymous Jul 13, 2013 10:18am

HITLER WAS NOT A VEGETARIAN!!! (why does no one fact check anymore?)

anonymous Jul 12, 2013 8:37am

The South Indian Brahmin community comprising 3% of Indian population had been vegetarian for ages, and produced some of the most intelligent people on this planet:
Three of India's Nobel laureates –
Sir C. V. Raman,
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar and
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan hail from the community..
The math geniuses – Ramanujan, Madhava (Madhava Leibnitz series),
for more info:

Both the Iyer and Iyengar community had produced some of the most genius people on this planet, which only a few people know about them and their wonderful culture:

anonymous Jul 11, 2013 6:31pm

And then there are evil geniuses, who were also vegans or vegetarians…Pol Pot, Genghis Khan, Charles Manson, Hitler…I'm sure the number on that list could equal the more benevolent veggies, but what a person eats may not have as much to do with being a genius as how a person actually thinks.

    anonymous Nov 5, 2014 9:33am

    evil genius are still geniuses though, right? And being genius is how a person actually thinks. It is that ability to think beyond and differently. It is why intelligence is also linked to depression. Geniuses prob analyse and analyse and analyse, the brain constantly working. The final conclusion – killing animals for meat is as bad as killing man for money.

anonymous Mar 23, 2013 11:28am

Flattered, certainly, but somewhat misquoted.

My very simple calculation (since confirmed by many others) showed that about 25% of anthropogenic carbon dioxide is generated by farm animals breathing.

Whilst I'm more than happy to be numbered among your Top Ten geniuses, I'm not a vegetarian, nor do I believe that anthropogenic carbon dioxide has any significant effect on climate. But my concluding suggestion was that it would do no harm and probably a lot of good to test the global warming hypothesis by abandoning farmed meat for about 5 years.

The fact that this suggestion has been supported by numbers of scientists and economists but not implemented by any government shows, to my mind at least, that "anthropogenic global warming" is a massive con trick designed to extract "green" taxes from the rich and allow Chinese and Indian smokestack industries (which are not bound to implement the Kyoto agreement) to dominate manufacturing.

Face it, world, you've been "had" on a massive scale.

    anonymous May 4, 2014 12:47pm

    The fact that "climate change" is a TOTAL scam, and IT IS provably so, does not change the fact that there are MASSIVE negative impacts to health, ecosystem, and societal consciousness overall coming from the UNNATURAL human CONsumption of meat and dairy. It is just plain wrong and provably so on every level. Unless it is a die or eat meat situation, there is NO justification.

    anonymous Nov 5, 2014 9:31am

    You have neglected to factor things beyond your immediate argument. Are you aware of the resources that go in to producing, slaughtering, packaging, distributing 1 pound of meat? Are you also aware of the amount of waste produced? We throw a lot of the meat out. We have fishing vessels collecting tons of fish. You also neglected to factor the secondary animal product markets. The argument does not reference anthropogenic emissions, that is 1 factor. There is much more to the chain. The statement was about impact on the environment. The land we destroy. the water we use. the antibiotics we produce, etc.

    It is easy to be objective, try being accurate, rather than speculative.

anonymous Feb 9, 2013 1:10am

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anonymous Nov 22, 2012 11:30pm

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anonymous Mar 23, 2012 2:41pm

hitler know the health benefits of vegetables. who want to live a long life? He can take advantage of the benefits of vegetables.
they also want to be strong

anonymous Apr 13, 2011 6:31am

[…] Did you know that food and farming are the #1 cause of greenhouse gas emissions? I didn’t. When you go to a supermarket or a typical restaurant, each 1 calorie of food relies on 10 calories of fossil fuel to produce it. And behind 1 calorie of beef? A whopping 55 calories of fossil fuel. (Another great reason to become vegetarian.) […]

anonymous Mar 31, 2011 9:52am

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anonymous Feb 5, 2011 6:12pm

Um, I understand Hitler was vegetarian, too. Just sayin'…..

    anonymous Nov 5, 2014 9:19am

    then you prob also know that Hitler was a very intelligent man. Appalling ethics but a genius. Geniuses are not only good people. you also have evil geniuses. Did the article mention that vegetarians are, by nature, good people?

    Just sayin'….

anonymous Feb 5, 2011 8:28am

“Adopting a vegetarian diet would do more for the environment than burning less oil and gas.” This theory has been floating around for sometime now to bolster the environmental economics of not producing meat. Please understand that I have farmed wine grapes organically and in the process of converting a 55 acre vineyard into organic farming. The amount of fossil fuels used for organic vineyards vs a alopathic vineyard is about 1/3 more fossil fuel spent on the organic. Would i rather live next to an organic vineyard than an alopathic? Hard to say…both spray pesticide in the form of elemental copper and sulfur. Tractors run more frequently in an organic vineyard as there is more weed control and more need for topical spraying for plant nutrition. Currently this idea that there would be less of a carbon footprint witha vegeterian world is not proven and only a theory. A theory which I do not think is accurate. I do know that when we arrive at that point when we do actually enact our theories, more often than not, the result is something other than what we expect. No matter how many degrees from MIT have worked it over in the bars and chalk boards

    anonymous Nov 5, 2014 9:17am

    thats simply not true. A vineyard is a terrible example.

    Look at the sizes of animals we now produce, look at how many resources are consumed to produce 1 pound of meat. Look at the waste of meat products, and the shelf life of meat products. Look at the slaughterhouses, the trucks, the ships, the packaging. I have studied this as I was reviewing the economic impact of slaughterhouses within areas of Africa, where currently they export thousands of animals for slaughter per month – ship loads. The animals are slaughtered in various ways, in various places. In America alone over 60 billion cattle a year are slaughtered. Then some die from neglect, abuse, etc. We have diseases, and we stuff antibiotics in to the animals.

    I can go on and on, but basically, there is a very very very strong argument as to why the meat industry has an awful impact on this planet.

    Organic farming, when ran with complete care, can also offset a lot of the emissions and impacts. That is responsible organic farming.

anonymous Feb 4, 2011 3:43pm


Liz Schmitz That explains my understanding of the shoe string theory.
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Lisa Shapiro great article! and there are TONS more amazing brilliant folks that are vegan- steve wynn, john mackey,biz stone,leonardo da vinci,russel simmons…i can go on and on. and thankfully the list is growing every day!!
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anonymous Feb 3, 2011 10:33pm

Great to know these facts which is turning a lot of people into vegetarians and vegans although the vegans need a proper diet to maintain their health – alternate to milk produce.

Also, pleasre include women who have turned vegetarians too, as I see only one of us and the rest are men!?! It is the women who can influence her family in whatever lifestyle a child takes on in the future.

The result is not over-night, so in the meantime, a lots has to be done thru various organization to CHECK THE CRUELTY to animals/all living beings that MAN has brought on these mute creatures to HIS greed and selfish ends.

    anonymous Feb 3, 2011 11:17pm

    Good point! Where are the women?

    anonymous Jul 11, 2013 3:46pm

    As 'alternative to milk products,' I assume you mean 'reliable sources of calcium,' which are no problem on a vegan diet (greens, beans, sesame seeds, or, if one uses them, fortified OJ or non-dairy milks).

anonymous Feb 3, 2011 5:10pm

You forgot to include Lord Byron. (He wasn't a scientist, but poets are more important to society than scientists anyway. :D)

I do have to point out, though, that this is not a legitimate argument for vegetarianism. This article is what rhetoricians term guilt by association, a logical fallacy whereby an argument is supported or contested by association with something (IE: Hitler was a vegetarian; therefore, vegetarianism is evil). It is a logical fallacy, meaning it is a nonsense argument. (Sorry to point this out; logical fallacies really irritate me. I'm an amateur philosopher [among other things] and one of my siblings is a professor of philosophy. I take these things very seriously.)

Anyway, thanks for sharing! Really interesting!

(Also, to clear things up, Edison stole nearly all of his inventions from his brilliant employees, including a young Serbian immigrant named Nikola Tesla…ironic. Sorry again. :D)

    anonymous Feb 3, 2011 11:15pm

    True about Edison. 🙁 I had forgotten about that when I blogged this.

    Not trying to turn anyone vegetarian with this! Just interesting to see how many well-known scientists, etc., have been veggie. Was supposed to be fun, not philosophical or propagandist for that matter. I think righteous vegetarians, or any fundamentalists, are pretty annoying–one reason I resisted for so long.

    Thanks for reading and commenting.


      anonymous Feb 4, 2011 7:38am

      With a large Tongue in Cheek, but going with your reasoning….so….Vegeterianism is responsible for the Atomic Bomb and all current Nuclear warheads. Hiroshima…Nagasaki…Chernobyl…the Arms Race…?

        anonymous Feb 4, 2011 3:07pm

        Again, no logic involved. I drew no conclusions. Just pointing out scientists, etc. who were vegetarians.

          anonymous Feb 4, 2011 5:04pm

          "Again, no logic involved"


            anonymous Feb 4, 2011 10:23pm

            Of course there's no logic! It's a list! I'm drawing no conclusions. I'm not saying it's good or bad to be a vegetarian. I'm not saying these people are right or wrong. It's a silly list and it was supposed to be a fun article. What's your beef? (No pun intended.)

              anonymous Nov 5, 2014 9:06am

              there is logic. intelligence is linked to morality. the issue of consuming meat is a morality issue. All intelligent, sentient beings would chose vegetarianism, beyond that, become vegans, had they studied ALL facts and considered the motion of slaughter. And raising for slaughter. How can anyone with intellect truly ignore the consequence and barbaric act that we have considered normal for so long? Just like there is a link between intelligence and depression. It seems the more capable the mind, the more we realize the affects of our actions, and the true price. Regarding depression, it seems that intelligent people look far beyond society and realize many injustices and the finite existence of ourselves.

    anonymous Mar 23, 2012 2:49pm

    hitler knows the health benefits of vegetables. who want to live a long life? He can take advantage of the benefits of vegetables.

    they also want to be strong…

    why did you say poets are more important to society than scientists?

    anonymous Nov 5, 2014 9:11am

    It would be very arrogant to say that Hitler was not intelligent. He is considered a genius. His approach to society was awful, as bad as slaughtering billions of animals a year, and throwing a huge percentage of what we slaughter in the bin. The link doesnt seem to be between good and bad, as that is always something debatable. Societies are different, right and wrong are different. Manners are different. Skin colors are different. Height is different. The enzymes in our bodies are different, for example, the Japanese have an enzyme to break down sea-weed, the rest of us dont. The link is described as intelligence – other people in the list have questionable ethics, such as edison. They are still genius.

anonymous Feb 3, 2011 7:42am

not sure this is the best spin for vegetarianism. agree with padma's questions for clarity; also, hitler was a vegetarian.

    anonymous Feb 3, 2011 1:11pm

    Contrary to myth, Hitler wasn't a vegetarian. Although the Nazis purported to pass an anti-vivisection bill, they did not. In fact, they were required by law to first perform their experiments on animals before carrying them out on humans. Experiments on humans did not replace animal experiments; on the contrary, animal experiments made them possible. John Vyvyan, in The Dark Face of Science, summed it up this way: "The experiments made on prisoners were many and diverse, but they had one thing in common: All were in continuation of or complementary to experiments on animals. In every instance, this antecedent scientific literature is mentioned in the evidence; and at Buchenwald and Auschwitz concentration camps, human and animal experiments were carried out simultaneously as parts of a single programme."

    However, even if this weren't the case, the merits of an idea cannot be determined by the character of its proponents. If Hitler believed in the theory of relativity, does that mean we should not believe in it? What if Gandhi also believed in the theory of relativity—how would we reconcile the two? An idea must be judged on its own merits.


anonymous Feb 2, 2011 10:06pm

So are you just going to ignore all the geniuses and influential people from history who were not vegetarian?

    anonymous Feb 4, 2011 3:07pm

    No? This is just a fun post about scientists, etc who were.

    anonymous Nov 6, 2014 1:57am

    Seriously, what Juliana said. No one said there is a scientific correlation. Just broadening some folks' horizons. Is life that tough in Boulder that you get worked up about stuff like this?

anonymous Feb 2, 2011 9:25pm

Thomas Edison was not the greatest inventor in history. He was Tesla's rival who electrocuted animals in the streets.

    anonymous Jun 8, 2012 6:00pm

    Now now, yes Edison & Tesla were rivals. Edison just had better social skills and was more devious about how he sold his product. He really set us all back a century or so. If we had gone with Tesla's electrical system the power companies, as we now know them, would not exist. Edison was the one who figured out how to exploit all of us and made a lot of money for a lot of people, they didn't call it the Edison Company by mistake. Tesla may have been the TRUE genius, but Edison's genius was his brilliance at marketing. Edison may have been one of the first "Mad Men".

    Just for laughs you might consider looking up the connection between Edison, Ford and Burbank, all Masons and really the three masters of the modern world. Ford developed the assembly line, thus disenfranchising people from the intrinsic satisfaction of work. Edison gave us "cheap" electricity, thus bringing about the dependence of rural areas on electricity generated miles away, and all of us on these infernal devices. Burbank was the fellow who developed lots of hybrid plants, like the Idaho potato and lots of other seeds that only produce one time, thus ensuring the farmer's dependance on the Seed Company, vs. a time when we actually saved seed from crop to crop. Burbank is single handedly responsible for the demise of many varieties of wonderful fruits and vegetables, that may have been lost forever. (That is not the version you get in school, but a little research and !Voila!, the truth.)

    Perhaps you might consider cutting the writer just the wee, tiniest bit of slack and insert your sense of humor, cause that's all the room it needs.
    And to the reader who wants to know were all those women geniuses are . . . considering that we are ONLY NOW testing female Crash Test Dummies in the driver's seat, and the variation in women's vs. men's heart attacks has only recently been documented, I would say we need to start the nomination process immediately to ensure that by the next century women will be included.

    Maybe we should be looking at what the genius's mom's ate, that could be just as interesting and imagine the rampant misunderstandings that could create with people's creative reading abilities blossoming like so much plankton.

    Another tidbit for you genius/vegetarian gawkers, less impotency among vegetarian men. It's true. Maybe because they just take better care of themselves, and they usually smell so much nicer in lots of ways.

    ANYWAY, Juliana, I really like your thinking and want you to know I got here because of "Get Fuzzy". Thanks Darby Conley and thanks Juliana!

anonymous Feb 2, 2011 8:46pm

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anonymous Feb 2, 2011 9:32am

Juliana…is there any information about the "level" of vegetarianism practiced by Einstein, etc. In Europe, was there a "strict" sense of being a vegetarian? Or was there an occasional meat product digested? Often the reality is different than what we may think. Today's almost political moralism surrounding such things was not present in Europe back then. So I would be interested in what vegeterian meant to these folks. Also I would like to know the source of the quotes you have listed. I think if an individual decides to be a vegetarian for their health it is great.

    anonymous Feb 1, 2014 11:30pm

    Einstein became vegetarian a long after his most productive years.

    And in the most informed era (when everything can be verified), you can verify that the huge majority of Nobel laureated (in real science, not in peace or economy) are meat consumers, at least in their most productive years.

      anonymous Nov 6, 2014 1:56am

      So, you're saying that after he had all of these amazing insights, he chose vegetarianism? Sounds like an endorsement to me.

anonymous Feb 2, 2011 5:54am

I have tried to cut down the amount I eat, so i started eating in McDonalds…seriously though I, as a meat lover, have to attest to the days I don't have any meat. I do feel less sluggish and I get better sleep. But then on those Sunday's when I have a nice steak, with potatoes n other veg, some gravy, I just feel everything is right with the world.

anonymous Feb 2, 2011 4:27am

Excellent post – thank you. My boyfriend is investigating the benefits of becoming vegetarian and I'll be sure to share this with him. Thank you! 🙂

anonymous Feb 1, 2011 10:24pm

Good post. Add to the list Mahatma Gandhi whom everybody knows and Viswanathan Anand who is current world chess champion.

anonymous Feb 1, 2011 7:23pm

It's worth mentioning that a great many wonderful minds were also full on vegans.

anonymous Feb 1, 2011 7:00pm

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anonymous Feb 2, 2011 1:50am

Hm. JUST watched the video with Colbert after I'd already made the Pythagoras-cult leader comment, which Colbert alludes to. I should have just stayed home.