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Otokage
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12/12/2014 4:23:06 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/12/2014 10:59:55 AM, Tweka wrote:
Who is your favourite scientist?

Hummm. I have my top 3:

1- Darwin
2- Newton
3- Einstein

But I have to give credit to Tesla, Anaximander and the Wright Brothers, for being somehow visionaries.
Tweka
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12/12/2014 9:43:28 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/12/2014 4:23:06 PM, Otokage wrote:
At 12/12/2014 10:59:55 AM, Tweka wrote:
Who is your favourite scientist?

Hummm. I have my top 3:

1- Darwin
2- Newton
3- Einstein

But I have to give credit to Tesla, Anaximander and the Wright Brothers, for being somehow visionaries.

Stephen Hawking?
Envisage
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12/13/2014 4:02:15 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/12/2014 10:59:55 AM, Tweka wrote:
Who is your favourite scientist?

1. Davy Faraday
2. Albert Einstein
3. Stephen Buchwald
Otokage
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12/13/2014 7:47:16 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/12/2014 9:43:28 PM, Tweka wrote:
At 12/12/2014 4:23:06 PM, Otokage wrote:
At 12/12/2014 10:59:55 AM, Tweka wrote:
Who is your favourite scientist?

Hummm. I have my top 3:

1- Darwin
2- Newton
3- Einstein

But I have to give credit to Tesla, Anaximander and the Wright Brothers, for being somehow visionaries.

Stephen Hawking?

Indeed, I somehow thought you were speaking about the dead ones, lol. I like Stephen Hawking very much, and I had the pleasure to take a selfie with him this Summer :p I also like Dawkins for his "selfish gene" considerations.
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12/13/2014 8:09:15 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/12/2014 10:59:55 AM, Tweka wrote:
Who is your favourite scientist?

Neil Degrasse Tyson

I have a long list, but the scientists like Tyson help stamp out scientific ignorance.
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12/14/2014 11:11:59 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
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The moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision, or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible. - Salman Rushdie

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts. - Bertrand Russell
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12/15/2014 3:42:04 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Richard Feynman
Paul Dirac
Wolfgang Pauli
Let's hope "the truth is out there" cos there is bugger all round here.
Such
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12/15/2014 8:13:38 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Definitely Nikola Tesla, Neill Degrass Tyson, and Kurt Godel.

Godel is a mathematician, but I think it counts.
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12/15/2014 12:01:07 PM
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Paul Dirac
Nikola Tesla
Richard Feynman
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12/15/2014 4:49:17 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Theodosius Dobzhansky, I think, is really under-appreciated for his contributions to evolutionary biology. He pretty much (although not single-handedly) started the modern synthesis, but Darwin ends up getting all the credit for evolution.
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12/15/2014 7:03:12 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
wow you guys have no taste, BILL NYE FTW

If you did not know that that was sarcasm, then something is wrong with you.
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12/16/2014 12:40:27 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/15/2014 7:03:12 PM, penguin558 wrote:
wow you guys have no taste, BILL NYE FTW











































If you did not know that that was sarcasm, then something is wrong with you.

http://www.amazon.com...
The moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision, or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible. - Salman Rushdie

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts. - Bertrand Russell
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12/16/2014 5:43:55 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/12/2014 10:59:55 AM, Tweka wrote:
Who is your favourite scientist?

1. Darwin
2. Newton
3. Einstein
4. Watson & Crick
5. Pasteur
6. Mendel
7. Skinner
8. Dawkins
9. Bakker
10. Sagan
"Here the ways of men part: if you wish to strive for peace of soul and pleasure, then believe; if you wish to be a devotee of truth, then inquire." F. Nietzsche.

"Freedom is always freedom for the one who thinks differently." R. Luxemburg.

"The principle of the masochistic left is that, in general, two blacks make a white, half a loaf is the same as no bread." G. Orwell, paraphrase.

"Islamophobia is a word created by fascists, used by cowards, to manipulate morons". Andrew Cummins.
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12/17/2014 12:00:24 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/16/2014 5:43:55 PM, HououinKyouma wrote:
At 12/12/2014 10:59:55 AM, Tweka wrote:
Who is your favourite scientist?

1. Darwin
2. Newton
3. Einstein
4. Watson & Crick
5. Pasteur
6. Mendel
7. Skinner
8. Dawkins
9. Bakker
10. Sagan

I don't know Skinner or Bakker, but it is a great list.
The moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision, or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible. - Salman Rushdie

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts. - Bertrand Russell
HououinKyouma
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12/17/2014 12:52:28 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/17/2014 12:00:24 AM, Skepticalone wrote:
At 12/16/2014 5:43:55 PM, HououinKyouma wrote:
At 12/12/2014 10:59:55 AM, Tweka wrote:
Who is your favourite scientist?

1. Darwin
2. Newton
3. Einstein
4. Watson & Crick
5. Pasteur
6. Mendel
7. Skinner
8. Dawkins
9. Bakker
10. Sagan

I don't know Skinner or Bakker, but it is a great list.

Thanks! B. F. Skinner was one of the fathers of behavioral psychology and Robert T. Bakker is a great paleontologist--he wrote Dinosaur Heresies.
"Here the ways of men part: if you wish to strive for peace of soul and pleasure, then believe; if you wish to be a devotee of truth, then inquire." F. Nietzsche.

"Freedom is always freedom for the one who thinks differently." R. Luxemburg.

"The principle of the masochistic left is that, in general, two blacks make a white, half a loaf is the same as no bread." G. Orwell, paraphrase.

"Islamophobia is a word created by fascists, used by cowards, to manipulate morons". Andrew Cummins.
HououinKyouma
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12/17/2014 12:54:12 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/13/2014 8:09:15 AM, Skepticalone wrote:
At 12/12/2014 10:59:55 AM, Tweka wrote:
Who is your favourite scientist?

Neil Degrasse Tyson

I have a long list, but the scientists like Tyson help stamp out scientific ignorance.

I like Tyson a lot as well, and he is hilarious, and you're right when it comes to defending science from nonsense he is one of the best out there.
"Here the ways of men part: if you wish to strive for peace of soul and pleasure, then believe; if you wish to be a devotee of truth, then inquire." F. Nietzsche.

"Freedom is always freedom for the one who thinks differently." R. Luxemburg.

"The principle of the masochistic left is that, in general, two blacks make a white, half a loaf is the same as no bread." G. Orwell, paraphrase.

"Islamophobia is a word created by fascists, used by cowards, to manipulate morons". Andrew Cummins.
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12/18/2014 10:25:09 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/13/2014 4:02:15 AM, Envisage wrote:
At 12/12/2014 10:59:55 AM, Tweka wrote:
Who is your favourite scientist?

1. Davy Faraday
2. Albert Einstein
3. Stephen Buchwald

You mean Michael Faraday don't you?

You're probably thinking of his mentor, Sir Humphry Davy.
"It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive." " C. W. Leadbeater
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12/18/2014 10:28:11 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/12/2014 10:59:55 AM, Tweka wrote:
Who is your favourite scientist?

My son is a scientist, so he gets my vote, outside of family I think it's probably Einstein, with Tesla, and da Vinci close behind.
"It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive." " C. W. Leadbeater
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12/18/2014 11:10:00 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/18/2014 10:28:11 AM, Sidewalker wrote:
At 12/12/2014 10:59:55 AM, Tweka wrote:
Who is your favourite scientist?

My son is a scientist, so he gets my vote, outside of family I think it's probably Einstein, with Tesla, and da Vinci close behind.

Awww that's sweet!

How no one has still not mentioned Ken Ham and Wendy Wright? Brilliant minds those two...

http://www.religifake.com...
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12/18/2014 11:14:33 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/18/2014 10:28:11 AM, Sidewalker wrote:
At 12/12/2014 10:59:55 AM, Tweka wrote:
Who is your favourite scientist?

My son is a scientist, so he gets my vote, outside of family I think it's probably Einstein, with Tesla, and da Vinci close behind.

Amazing.