login

Author Topic: LoC #64: Top 52 Scientists  (Read 26819 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Kete

  • Dragon Ryder
  • ***
  • Posts: 6626
  • Liked: 3620
  • All joking a salad.
Re: LoC #64: Top 52 Scientists
« Reply #105 on: September 27, 2012, 10:56:39 AM »
It's fitting that Newton and Einstein are the top two.  Perhaps when someone finds out how to combine Newton's physics with Einstein's physics, that person will be placing number 1.


Offline Tripe

  • Stars in Musicals
  • *
  • Posts: 41553
  • Liked: 9932
  • Very dapper
    • Nick Rowley, Voice Artist
Re: LoC #64: Top 52 Scientists
« Reply #106 on: September 27, 2012, 10:57:35 AM »
I definitely should have thought of Turing; he's really important to the philosophical side of science (as well as a potent political figure showing that prejudice can screw you over even when you've been vital to a nation's well being).


Offline goflyblind

  • Ephialtes
  • *****
  • Posts: 7825
  • Liked: 7206
  • i was told there would be sugar syrup.
Re: LoC #64: Top 52 Scientists
« Reply #107 on: September 27, 2012, 10:58:44 AM »
It's fitting that Newton and Einstein are the top two.  Perhaps when someone finds out how to combine Newton's physics with Einstein's physics, that person will be placing number 1.

newtonian gravity, at least, shows up as the linear (i.e. first) approximation of general relativity.
dF = 0
d*F = J


Offline Kete

  • Dragon Ryder
  • ***
  • Posts: 6626
  • Liked: 3620
  • All joking a salad.
Re: LoC #64: Top 52 Scientists
« Reply #108 on: September 27, 2012, 11:08:46 AM »
Here's my list.  I actually did 50 (sort of.  I did top 25 real and top 25 fictional/pop culture, then melded them together)

1   Nikolai Tesla
2   Emmet Lathrop Brown
3   Isaac Newton
4   Clayton Deborah Susan Forrester
5   Albert Einstein
6   Thaddeus S. Rusty Venture
7   Louis Pasteur
8   Victor Frankenstein
9   Galileo Galilei
10   Hubert J Farnsworth

11   William Shockley
12   Dexter
13   Leonardo Da Vinci
14   Egon Spengler

15   Alexander Fleming
16   Dr. Manhattan
17   Thomas Edison
18   Abram Terger
19   Gustav Kirchhoff
20   Bruce Wayne
21   Alessandro Volta
22   Adam Savage
23   Aristotle
24   Bill Nye

25   Alan Turing
26   Bruce Banner
27   Heinrich Hertz
28   Don "Mr Wizard" Herbert
29   Niels Bohr
30   Charles Xavier
31   Nicolaus Copernicus
32   Montgomery Scott
33   Charles Darwin
34   Walter Bishop
35   Max Planck
36   Hank McCoy
37   Joseph Fourier
38   Tony Stark
39   Erwin Schrodinger

40   Cal Meacham
41   Madam Curie
42   Doctor Krieger
43   Michael Faraday
44   Peter Parker
45   Werner Heisenberg
46   Jordy Laforge
47   Wilhelm Roentgen
48   Jamie Hyneman
49   Philo Farnsworth

50   Cyrus Smith

I really wish I had remembered Walter White.  For some reason I didn't include any modern day astrophysicists (Tyson, Hawking, Sagan).  I think because in my mind they existed somewhere between real and pop culture.  I should have included all three.

I'm surprised that Dexter, Scotty, and Krieger didn't make it.  I also think that William Shockley (Transistor) and Alexander Fleming (Penicillin) should have made it because their work had huge impacts on our lives.

Good list!!


Offline Kete

  • Dragon Ryder
  • ***
  • Posts: 6626
  • Liked: 3620
  • All joking a salad.
Re: LoC #64: Top 52 Scientists
« Reply #109 on: September 27, 2012, 11:11:27 AM »
I actually did 50 (sort of.  I did top 25 real and top 25 fictional/pop culture, then melded them together)

Although, Tesla was number 1 on both my real and fictional lists.


Offline ColeStratton

  • Big Montana
  • *****
  • Posts: 793
  • Liked: 317
  • I'm king of the room!
    • SF Sketchfest
Re: LoC #64: Top 52 Scientists
« Reply #110 on: September 27, 2012, 11:32:10 AM »
Good times. Here's my list -- mostly fictitious, but some real folks are in there, too!

1.   Dr. Emmett Brown (Back to the Future)
2.   Dr. Egon Spengler (Ghostbusters)
3.   Dr. Peter Venkman (Ghosbusters)

4.   Dr. Raymond Stantz (Ghosbusters)
5.   Walter White (Breaking Bad)
6.   Station (Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey)
7.   Dr. Sam Beckett (Quantum Leap)
8.   Dr. Bunsen Honeydew (The Muppets)
9.   Q (James Bond series)
10.   Professor Frink (The Simpsons)
11.   Buckaroo Banzai (The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai)

12.   Steve Jobs
13.   Bill Nye the Science Guy
14.   Neil Degrasse Tyson
15.   Thomas Edison
16.   Philo Farnsworth

17.   Dian Fossey
18.   Mr. Wizard
19.   Dr. Hank “The Beast” McCoy (X-Men)
20.   Professor Roy Hinkley (Gilligan’s Island)
21.   Professor Phillip Brainard (The Absent Minded Professor)
22.   Ian Malcolm (Jurassic Park)
23.   The Time Traveller (H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine)
24.   Frederick Frankenstein (Young Frankenstein)
25.   Dr. Horrible (Dr. Horrible’s Singalong Blog)

And, yes...I put Station on there

My website!: www.colestratton.com
My touring group! www.themeparkimprov.com
My comedy fest!: www.sfsketchfest.com
My goodness!


Offline Pak-Man

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 17883
  • Liked: 3779
  • Insert $0.25 to Play!
Re: LoC #64: Top 52 Scientists
« Reply #111 on: September 27, 2012, 11:37:56 AM »
Heh. So did I!

1. Dr. Rusty Venture (Venture Bros.)
2. Dr. Egon Spengler (Ghostbusters)
3. Dr. Emmit "Doc" Brown (Back to the Future)
4. Professor Hubert Farnsworth (Futurama)
5. Gregor Mendel (Father of Genetics)

6. Professor E. Gadd (Luigi's Mansion)
7. Philo Farnsworth (Inventor of the electric television)
8. Benjamin Franklin (Founding Father AND Inventor!)

9. Mordin Solus (Mass Effect 2)
10. Dr. Frankenstein (Frankenstein)
11. Thomas Alba Edison (Inventor)

12. Dr. Wily (Mega Man)
13. Krang (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
14. Copernicus (Astrology dude extraordinaire)
15. Frylock (Aqua Teen Hunger Force)
16. Sir Isaac Newton (Physicist)
17. Doctor Mindbender (G.I. Joe)
18. Wallace (Wallace and Grommit)
19. Perceptor (Transformers)
20. Station (Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey)
21. Beast (X-Men)
22. Albert Einstein (E=MC^2)
23. Tony Stark (Iron Man)

24. Dr. Andonuts (Earthbound)
25. Baxter Stockman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)


Offline Darth Geek

  • The Efron
  • ****
  • Posts: 28760
  • Liked: 6326
  • I am boring and destined to die alone!
Re: LoC #64: Top 52 Scientists
« Reply #112 on: September 27, 2012, 12:36:10 PM »
Glad to see Egon make it so high on the list. He was always my favorite Ghostbuster.


1. Nikola Tesla
2. Dr. Forrester
3. Dr. Insano
4. Doc Brown
5. Albert Einstein
6. Dr. Bunsen Honeydew (and Beeker)
7. Leonardo DeVinci
8. Egon Spengler
9. Archimedes
10. Benjemin Franklin
11. Dr. Farnsworth
12. Bill Nye the Science Guy
13. Dr. Herbert West
14. Isaac Newton
15. Galileo
16. Mythbuster crew (Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman)
17. Thomas Edison
18. Dilbert
19. Tony Stark
20. Wallace (Wallace & Gromit)
21. Dr. Horrible
22. Dr. Bruce Banner
23. Wilbur and Orville Wright
24. Randall Peltzer(Gremlins)
25. Sheldon Cooper



Offline ScottotD

  • Not Quite Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 11378
  • Liked: 1457
  • E Pluribum Anus forever
    • Facebook
Re: LoC #64: Top 52 Scientists
« Reply #113 on: September 27, 2012, 12:58:19 PM »
1. Tony Stark (Iron Man)
2. Egon Spengler (Ghostbusters)
3. Doctor Pretorius (Bride of Frankenstein)
4. Adam Savage (Mythbusters)
5. Peter Venkman (Ghostbusters)
6. Buckeroo Banzai (The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension)
7. Bruce Banner (The Hulk)
8. Doctor Clayton Forrester (MST3k)
9. Dr. Bunsen Honeydew (The Muppet Show)
10. Dr Frankenstein (Young Frankenstein)
11. Herbert West (Re-Animator)
12. Prof. Farnsworth (Futurama)
13. Dr. Strangelove (Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb)
14. Dr Frankenstein (Frankenstein)
15. Jamie Hyneman (Mythbusters)
16. Professor Frink (The Simpsons)
17. Dr. Krieger (Archer)
18. Dr. Emmett Brown (Back to the Future)
19. Dr. Josef Heiter (The Human Centipede (First Sequence))
20. Dr. Horrible (Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-Long blog)
21. Dr. Brundle (The Fly)
22. Dr. Evil (Austin Powers)
23. Dr. Venture (Venture Brothers)
24. Dr. Raymond Stantz (Ghostbusters)
25. Batman ('cause Batman's a Scientist)
Scottotd on Instagram

"A thing I like that there was no chance would ever continue until recently is now continuing but it doesn't meet my exact personal specifications so fuck this"

- how I read any complaint about MST3k (or Star Wars or Ghostbusters)


Offline lassieface

  • Not Hurt By Pain
  • ******
  • Posts: 1378
  • Liked: 250
  • Stuff is fun n' stuff!
    • Striped Tea Cup
Re: LoC #64: Top 52 Scientists
« Reply #114 on: September 27, 2012, 01:14:09 PM »
1. Isaac Newton
2. Galileo Galilei
3. Albert Einstein
4. Neils Bohr
5. Charles Darwin
6. Johannes Kepler
7. Nicolaus Copernicus
8. Plato
9. Louis Pasteur
10. Stephen Hawking
11. Pythagoras
12. Erwin Schrodinger
13. Edwin Hubble
14. Aristotle
15. Marie Curie
16. Richard Feynman
17. Leonardo Da Vinci
18. Nikola Tesla
19. Robert Goddard
20. Michael Faraday
21. Thomas Edison
22. Alfred Wegener
23. Jonas Salk
24. Gregor Mendel
25. James Watson

I'm to lazy to bold the ones that were in the list. Definitely had more physicists than just about any other field.


Offline Darth Geek

  • The Efron
  • ****
  • Posts: 28760
  • Liked: 6326
  • I am boring and destined to die alone!
Re: LoC #64: Top 52 Scientists
« Reply #115 on: September 27, 2012, 01:15:36 PM »
12. Erwin Schrodinger
I wasn't sure if he was on my list. But when I looked, turns out he wasn't.



Johnny Unusual

  • Guest
Re: LoC #64: Top 52 Scientists
« Reply #116 on: September 27, 2012, 01:25:27 PM »
Here's my list.

1. Stephen Hawking
2. Nicholai Tesla
3. Neil Degrasse Tyson
4. Reed Richards (AKA Mr Fantastic)
5. Dr. Doom
6. Dr. Octopus
7. Charles Darwin
8. Professor Hubert Farnsworth (Futurama)
9. Dr. Horrible
10. Hank McCoy (AKA The Beast)
11. Egon Spangler
12. Dr. Thaddeus “Rusty” Venture
13. Archimedes
14. Dr. Hank Pym (AKA Ant-Man)
15. Victor Frankenstein
16. Dexter (Dexter’s Laboratory)
17. The Brain (Pinky & the Brain)
18. Albert Einstein
19. Doc Brown (Back to the Future)
20. Doctor Will Magnus
21. Dr. Bunsen Honeydew
22. Winifred Burkle
23. Bill Nye
24. Professor Utonium
25. Dr. Clayton Forrestor (MST3k)

Got to say, a little disappointed Mr. Fantastic didn't make the list, especially since he's so... um... the adjective seems to elude me.


Offline Tripe

  • Stars in Musicals
  • *
  • Posts: 41553
  • Liked: 9932
  • Very dapper
    • Nick Rowley, Voice Artist
Re: LoC #64: Top 52 Scientists
« Reply #117 on: September 27, 2012, 01:26:39 PM »
"up his own arse"?

Wait, that's more than one word, yeah I've no idea what word you were thinking of.


Offline Pak-Man

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 17883
  • Liked: 3779
  • Insert $0.25 to Play!
Re: LoC #64: Top 52 Scientists
« Reply #118 on: September 27, 2012, 01:28:46 PM »
The awesome thing is, with his powers, he literally could be!


Johnny Unusual

  • Guest
Re: LoC #64: Top 52 Scientists
« Reply #119 on: September 27, 2012, 01:48:34 PM »
Mine:
19. Ichio Kaku

He's one I've been meaning to learn more about.  He makes learning fun!


Quote
15. Karl Popper

The inventor of the jalapeno popper.

Great work on the list, Golfy.  I'll put it up on the Masterlist in the next week or so.