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Magnus Eisengrim
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In resposne to this thread, I thought I'd ask you. Regardless of actual contribution, who is your favorite scientist? Do any of them move you as scientists (Just want to avoid the "she's hot" or "he's funny" diversions)

Newton.


John
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The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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This is like a conversation with Sheldon on Big Bang Theory!

Although Shelton would not agree with these two answers:
Sir Francis Galton
Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge
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Newton is my favorite alchemist, hands down. I think my favorite theoretical scientist is the Duc de Broglie. My favorite experimentalist would probably be Paul Ehrlich.
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Simon Bar Sinister
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Sinister? There's a name out of left field! Get it?
Don't mind me, I don't think the anaesthesia has completely worn off yet.
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Gauss.

Brilliant.
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Descartes and/or Bayes. Call it cardplayer bias.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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On 2011-05-26 11:45, HerbLarry wrote:
Simon Bar Sinister

I would have to counter with Isotope Feeney.
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On 2011-05-26 11:54, S2000magician wrote:
Gauss.

Brilliant.


Well, next time you come to Germany, come to Göttingen and walk in his footsteps. I'll even buy you a beer after the tour.

I personally have to rely on popular accounts of what scientists think, so my "favorites" are those who I've read about in interesting books. I would suppose Einstein heads the list. I did have a significant number of pages on Newton in my doctoral dissertation, but that was only because of a single issue: chain of causality. But I had to rely (for the most part) on secondary sources. I'm poor at math. Smile

What I'm most fascinated by is quantum theory, but again, I only read about it through others. Others who can understand the math. Smile
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I love Beaker, that pic is one of my facebook profiles Smile
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Newton.

But I thought Jeff or John were going to say Aristotle for sure. Smile
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Well, I wanted to say Aristotle. But I sorta thought that John meant "modern" scientist. Smile
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On 2011-05-26 13:24, stoneunhinged wrote:
Well, I wanted to say Aristotle. But I sorta thought that John meant "modern" scientist. Smile


No. I seriously considered Archimedes as my favorite. Aristotle is a cool choice in my book.

John
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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Galileo. For Earth.

Einstein. For The Universe. And the hair... Smile

Stephen Hawking. For the inspiration.

Dr. Emmet Brown. For 1.21 gigawatts! Smile
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Professor Irwin Corey.
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Thomas Edison and George Washington Carver
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The above choices are all great.
If I had a favorite Scientist, it would be Steven Hawking.

I have to add a non-scientist to this list.
Ed Herbert aka: Mr. Wizard.

I compare Mr. Wizard to Mark Wilson. They both brought their world to the young minds of Children, demonstrating the awe and wonder of our World.
How many of those young viewer's were encouraged to take up Science as a vocation? How many young viewer's were inspired to go into Magic because of Mark Wilson?
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