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Old 02-23-2008, 01:45 AM   #1
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Who's Your Favorite Scientist?

Who's your favorite scientist of all time? I'd personally have to go with Isaac Newton.
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Old 02-23-2008, 01:47 AM   #2
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Ada Lovelace. Gotta love chicks who can program.
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Old 02-23-2008, 05:31 AM   #3
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Old 02-23-2008, 05:34 AM   #4
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Old 02-23-2008, 09:47 AM   #5
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Nah, Craig Venter really. He was the first to sequence the human genome in all but technicality, has had his own genome sequenced, and has made a bacterium with an entirely synthetic genome. Apart from that, he's a real-life mad scientist with real mad-scientist projects - the bacterium project has potential to help with carbon sequestration and biofuel production amongst other things, but could also potentially be made into bioweapons. And he's got a beard and everything.
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:15 AM   #6
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For me is Michio Kaku.

Christians and other folks infected with delusional beliefs think and reason like schizophrenics or temporal lobe epileptics. Their morality is dictated by an invisible friend called Jesus.
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:31 AM   #7
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I'll have to answer with a bit of a cop-out:

For me it's the grunts, the really nameless ones who, without publishing any mass-appeal books or making any major breakthroughs, daily further our understanding of the universe and our ability to improve upon our own lives.
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:38 AM   #8
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This guy.

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Old 02-23-2008, 06:34 PM   #9
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da choo-bus.

One of the most irrational of all the conventions of modern society is the one to the effect that religious opinions should be respected....That they should have this immunity is an outrage. There is nothing in religious ideas, as a class, to lift them above other ideas. On the contrary, they are always dubious and often quite silly.
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Old 02-23-2008, 11:59 PM   #10
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What, no votes for Kirk Camron and Ray Comfort?
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Old 02-24-2008, 03:48 AM   #11
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Michio Kaku here.
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Old 02-24-2008, 03:51 AM   #12
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I really lke Carl Sagan for how poetic he was in The Cosmos series, but that doesn't say much about his science hes done.

Isaac Newton for being so damn clever. He was a Christian too. Did you guys know that Newton thought one of his greatest acheivements of his lifetime was his celibacy? I don't think that one be in even my top twenty of greatest acheivments., hell the fact that i just learned how to spell achievement ranked higher then celibacy, thats probably why i lost it at as soon as possible!

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Old 02-24-2008, 05:43 AM   #13
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Celibacy is not an acheivement, it's just stupid.
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Old 02-24-2008, 07:08 AM   #14
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It's certainly not hereditary.
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Old 02-24-2008, 03:21 PM   #15
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Isaac Newton was off his fucking rocker, and I respect that. Apart from the celibacy that's already been mentioned, he spent a good portion of his later life huffing mercury vapour while cocking about with alchemy, and researching the occult and the apocalypse. He was also a total cunt, to the point of - and I only vaguely remember this - relentlessly hounding one chap to the point of suicide.

Despite this, he filled his time with gravity, optics, calculus, mechanics and combating counterfeit coin-makers. What a character.
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