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Re: LoC #64: Top 52 Scientists
« Reply #120 on: September 27, 2012, 01:54:46 PM »
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15. Karl Popper

The inventor of the jalapeno popper.

if only people had voted for plato, inventor of the plate. :-\


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

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Re: LoC #64: Top 52 Scientists
« Reply #121 on: September 27, 2012, 02:21:06 PM »
1) Erwin Schrodinger
2) J. Robert Oppenheimer – He has become death, the destroyer of worlds
3) Marie Curie – Granted her greatest feet was being turned into a radioactive monster in Bart Simpson’s mind
4) Johannes Gutenberg – He invented the printing press and reading is my favorite thing ever (although I refuse to vote for whomever invented the Kindle)
5) Nikola Tesla
6)Leonardo da Vinci
7) Albert Einstein
 8 ) Sir Isaac Newton
9) Charles Darwin (although, as a woman, I say F**K evolution because of the menstrual cycle)
10) Aristotle
11) Walter White (Breaking Bad)
12) Dr. Sam Beckett (Quantum Leap)
13) Doc Emmett Brown (Back to the Future)
14) Gaius Baltar (Battlestar Gallatica)
15) Dr. Hubert Farnsworth (Futurama)
16) Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jurassic Park)
17) Dr. Venture (The Venture Brothers)
18) Copernicus
19) Carl Sagan
20) Alfred Nobel
21) Bunson Honeydew
22) Victor Frankenstein
23) Dana Scully
24) Benjamin Franklin
25) Thomas Edison
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Re: LoC #64: Top 52 Scientists
« Reply #122 on: September 27, 2012, 06:58:56 PM »
My submission for Scientists LoC. I guess von Braun didn't make it after all. I'd honestly never heard of any of this stuff about Edison being a jerk until now. And I'm surprised Tesla ranked so high. Probably a connection there., if that article is to be believed.

1 Issac Newton - He came up with all those Laws of Physics that people (eventually) took for granted for centuries. Turned out later he was only slightly wrong. Also, Calculus.
2 Galileo Galilei - "Might I suggest that we AREN'T the center of the universe". Apparently that didn't go over so well.
Actually I think I got Coppernicus and Galileo mixed up a little here. 
3 Max Plank - You know you're a big name scientist when you have a Universal Constant named after you.
4 Albert Einstein - Yeah, E=mc^2 and all that. What I'm impressed by is that he took the known fact that the speed of light is a constant, compared it with Newton's Laws, and realized,"This doesn't really work". Thus: Relativity.
5 Charles Babbage - Designed the first computer... A century before computers existed. Everything was gears, rods and levers, and it was never actually built. But the design was astonishly similar to how modern CPU's operate.
6 Wernher von Braun - German defector who led the design of the Saturn 5 rocket. Yeah, the one that went to the moon
7 Michael Faraday - You know all those little electric motors and servos? You can thank Faraday for those.
8 Archimedes
9 Marie Curie
10 Werner Heisenburg
11 Thomas Edison
12 Leonardo da Vinci
13 Richard Feynman
14 Steven Hawking
15 Neil DeGrasse Tyson
16 Johannes Kepler
17 Thomas Hunt Morgan (The fruit fly guy. He took Medel's theories of inheritance, applied it to generations of fruit flies, and used those results to work out how genes works, and how they're carried on chromosomes. In my mind I kinda combined Morgan and Mendel, and so forgot Mendel's contributions. Together, they founded modern genetics. 
18 Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss (Few people realize just how much stuff he was involved in. He was a child prodigy at mathematics. Plus, who do you think the Gauss Rifle is named after?)
19 Christian Doppler (Doppler effect, duh)
20 Guglielmo Marconi
21 Nicola Tesla
22 The Doctor (from Doctor Who) I am amazed this didn't make it.
23 Dr. Frankenstein
24 Jonas Venture Sr.
25 The Brain (from Pinky and the Brain)


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Re: LoC #64: Top 52 Scientists
« Reply #123 on: September 27, 2012, 08:43:14 PM »
My submission for Scientists LoC. I guess von Braun didn't make it after all. I'd honestly never heard of any of this stuff about Edison being a jerk until now. And I'm surprised Tesla ranked so high. Probably a connection there., if that article is to be believed.

1 Issac Newton - He came up with all those Laws of Physics that people (eventually) took for granted for centuries. Turned out later he was only slightly wrong. Also, Calculus.
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Leibniz?

22 The Doctor (from Doctor Who) I am amazed this didn't make it.


In what way is he a scientist?  I thought about it and dismissed it. Bodging up a few gadgets here and there does not a scientist make.  Might as well have put MacGyver on.

I left him out for the same reason I left out Sam Beckett.  They are characters with a tremendous amount of scientific knowledge, but while they are scientists (I believe Pertwee was UNIT's "science consultant" or some such title), they are really more in the adventurer mold, traveling through time and solving problems  Which reminds me, I might suggest top 50 adventurers down the line (which would again, consist of real and fictional characters).


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Re: LoC #64: Top 52 Scientists
« Reply #124 on: September 27, 2012, 08:46:34 PM »
Now, Rassilon, he was a scientist!

Also, I wrote about the Newton/Leibniz calculus kerffufle, will link to it on the morrow. :)


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Re: LoC #64: Top 52 Scientists
« Reply #125 on: September 27, 2012, 08:51:39 PM »
Wow, a three way scientist fight?  And this guy was involved?



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Re: LoC #64: Top 52 Scientists
« Reply #126 on: September 27, 2012, 08:51:51 PM »
Hope you don't disappoint on Werner Von Braun, Sergei Korolev and Harrison Schmitt people!

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Re: LoC #64: Top 52 Scientists
« Reply #127 on: September 28, 2012, 08:46:35 AM »
Also, I wrote about the Newton/Leibniz calculus kerffufle, will link to it on the morrow. :)

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Re: LoC #64: Top 52 Scientists
« Reply #128 on: September 28, 2012, 10:38:31 AM »
1. Norman Borlaug
2. Isaac Newton
3. Archimedes
4. Leonardo da Vinci

5. Galileo
6. Euclid
7. Neils Bohr
8. Edward Teller
9. Max Planck

10. Gregor Mendel
11. Linus Pauling
12. Ben Franklin
13. Louis Pasteur
14. Tycho Brahe
15. Michael Faraday
16. Enrico Fermi
17. Carl Sagan
18. Robert Oppenheimer

19. Charles Lyell
20. Aristotle
21. Guglielno Marconi
22. Alexander Fleming
23. James Watson
24. Francis Crick
25. Thomas Cech

And "Save a billion lives and no one knows your fucking name" continues to hold true.


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Re: LoC #64: Top 52 Scientists
« Reply #129 on: September 28, 2012, 10:58:06 AM »