Best scientist ever! Vote!

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#1 Posted by Mithrandir50 (809 posts) -

My vote is for Darwin.  

All of the other nominees are excellent though.

I expect this to be a very tight vote, perhaps Galileo will sag behind, but the other four should be very tight.

We shall see.

 Edit: Contemplating removing Galileo and putting in Hawking

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#2 Posted by MrPraline (21351 posts) -
eppur si muove
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#3 Posted by Perfect_Blue (28951 posts) -

It's Isaac Newton or Einstein.

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#4 Posted by Perfect_Blue (28951 posts) -

 Edit: Contemplating removing Galileo and putting in Hawking

Mithrandir50

Remove da Vinci. His science stuff isn't really all that impressive compared to others.

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#5 Posted by heeweesRus (5492 posts) -

My vote is for Darwin.  

All of the other nominees are excellent though.

I expect this to be a very tight vote, perhaps Galileo will sag behind, but the other four should be very tight.

We shall see.

 Edit: Contemplating removing Galileo and putting in Hawking

Mithrandir50

It's Isaac Von Bandodger

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#6 Posted by konvikt_17 (22378 posts) -

Bill Nye

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#7 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -
Tesla seems like the most "ahead of his time".
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#8 Posted by cain006 (8625 posts) -

I vote for myself.

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#9 Posted by brucewayne69 (2864 posts) -
What makes you think I am banned? Hahahahahahahahahah
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#10 Posted by brucewayne69 (2864 posts) -

Bill Nye

konvikt_17
Child molestor
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#11 Posted by konvikt_17 (22378 posts) -

[QUOTE="Mithrandir50"]

My vote is for Darwin.  

All of the other nominees are excellent though.

I expect this to be a very tight vote, perhaps Galileo will sag behind, but the other four should be very tight.

We shall see.

 Edit: Contemplating removing Galileo and putting in Hawking

heeweesRus

It's Isaac Von Bandodger

you seem to have a weird fetish with Mithrandir50

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#12 Posted by N30F3N1X (8505 posts) -

Leonardo was an inventor, not a scientist. His name doesn't fit in that list.

Lagrangia and Einstein tie for me.

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#13 Posted by VaguelyTagged (10701 posts) -

darwin has been the most influential IMO.

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#14 Posted by brucewayne69 (2864 posts) -

[QUOTE="heeweesRus"]

[QUOTE="Mithrandir50"]

My vote is for Darwin.  

All of the other nominees are excellent though.

I expect this to be a very tight vote, perhaps Galileo will sag behind, but the other four should be very tight.

We shall see.

 Edit: Contemplating removing Galileo and putting in Hawking

konvikt_17

It's Isaac Von Bandodger

you seem to have a weird fetish with Mithrandir50

It is quite annoying. I am looking forward to seeing his reaction to my (bruce) posts. Probably going to stick with Mithrandir as my new main though. Shall see.
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#15 Posted by HoolaHoopMan (9051 posts) -

Doctor Farnsworth obviously.  Guy churned out Doomsday devices like it was nothing. 

professor-farnsworth1.png

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#16 Posted by theone86 (20555 posts) -

Darwin because evolution was revolutionary.  Some of those others were just as revolutionary, but Darwin gets the edge because of how butthurt he makes religious folks.

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#17 Posted by cain006 (8625 posts) -

Doctor Farnsworth obviously.  Guy churned out Doomsday devices like it was nothing. 

HoolaHoopMan

Don't forget the Smelloscope. Very important invention right there.

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#19 Posted by dramaybaz (6020 posts) -
Way to name the top famous ones, what is this? Grammys for scientists?
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#20 Posted by heeweesRus (5492 posts) -

[QUOTE="konvikt_17"]

[QUOTE="heeweesRus"] It's Isaac Von Bandodger

brucewayne69

you seem to have a weird fetish with Mithrandir50

It is quite annoying. I am looking forward to seeing his reaction to my (bruce) posts. Probably going to stick with Mithrandir as my new main though. Shall see.

Still a bandodger, smh.

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#21 Posted by Blabadon (33030 posts) -
Tesla? Probably Galileo though
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#22 Posted by brucewayne69 (2864 posts) -

[QUOTE="brucewayne69"][QUOTE="konvikt_17"]

you seem to have a weird fetish with Mithrandir50

heeweesRus

It is quite annoying. I am looking forward to seeing his reaction to my (bruce) posts. Probably going to stick with Mithrandir as my new main though. Shall see.

Still a bandodger, smh.

you do not know what bandodging is, then. I suggest you educate yourself before you go around making brain dead statements like that.
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#23 Posted by Cataclism (1537 posts) -
Tesla seems like the most "ahead of his time". Fightingfan
Yeah bro, where's Tesla?
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#24 Posted by Starchaser187 (451 posts) -

Isaac Newton 

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#25 Posted by Blue-Sky (10378 posts) -

Isaac Newton created calculus just to win an argument

You dont get more badass than that. 

"lemme just invent an entire field of mathematics to prove my point..."

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#26 Posted by HomicidalCherry (959 posts) -

Newton.  It's honestly not even close.

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#27 Posted by JustPlainLucas (77120 posts) -
Isaac Newton's a hack. The first person that fell was the one that discovered gravity...
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#28 Posted by Zeviander (9503 posts) -
Archimedes and Tesla. There are probably still some things Tesla explored that haven't been realized entirely yet.
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#29 Posted by LJS9502_basic (159036 posts) -
No one in the medical field? Fail...
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#30 Posted by jimkabrhel (15623 posts) -

Einstein.

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#31 Posted by brucewayne69 (2864 posts) -
No one in the medical field? Fail...LJS9502_basic
If I could have included more I would have
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#32 Posted by LJS9502_basic (159036 posts) -
[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"]No one in the medical field? Fail...brucewayne69
If I could have included more I would have

Or you could have made other selections? When did they allow you back on the site under this name?
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#33 Posted by Blood-Scribe (6465 posts) -

Isaac Newton created calculus just to win an argument

You dont get more badass than that. 

"lemme just invent an entire field of mathematics to prove my point..."

Blue-Sky
He was also kind of a dick and ruined Robert Hooke's career over their disagreement regarding wave interpretations of light.
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#34 Posted by brucewayne69 (2864 posts) -
[QUOTE="brucewayne69"][QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"]No one in the medical field? Fail...LJS9502_basic
If I could have included more I would have

Or you could have made other selections? When did they allow you back on the site under this name?

Recently. I was given a 30 day suspension that lasted 90. lol Anyways, who did you have in mind? Pasteur?
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#35 Posted by sukraj (26840 posts) -

Einstein

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#37 Posted by lamprey263 (33530 posts) -
Einstein is probably more iconic.
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#38 Posted by themajormayor (25285 posts) -

It's Isaac Newton or Einstein.

Aljosa23
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#39 Posted by DaBrainz (7823 posts) -
Lavoisier
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#40 Posted by Moses_Gomberg (29 posts) -
What about me? I am the father of radical chemistry. Pfft. Fail thread.
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#41 Posted by coolbeans90 (21305 posts) -

Newton.

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#42 Posted by killzowned24 (7345 posts) -

Newton.

The big take away whenever this is discussed though is that men are superior than women in not only strength,but also in mind.

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#43 Posted by indzman (25262 posts) -

It's Isaac Newton or Einstein.

Aljosa23

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#44 Posted by NoSpeakyEnglish (677 posts) -

Newton came up with calculus.  Without calculus, we wouldn't get a real understanding of force and the most fundamental material of physics could not happen and without that, would we have the technology we have today?  Newton is definitely the most important (if not the greatest) scientist to ever live.  Tesla would have been a close second.  He was truly ahead of his time.  If the Wardencliffe Tower had worked out, the world would be far more advanced.

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#45 Posted by whipassmt (15375 posts) -

Out of the one's on the list I'de probably go with Newton.

I wonder though, should Galileo be replaced with Copernicus? Copernicus came up with the idea of heliocentrism before Galileo, though maybe Galileo came up with better evidence. Galileo believed that Copernicus' theory was correct, If I recall, and I think Galileo was a century or so later than Copernicus.

Some other candidates I'de consider would be:

Carolus Linnaeus (aka Carolus a Linne, aka Karl von Linne) - binomial nomenclature.

Gregor Mendel- Mendelian genetics

Mons. Georges Lemaitre - Big Bang Theory

and as others have mentioned Nikola Tesla (I don't know much about him, but I think he had something to do with an electric generator or battery).

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#46 Posted by whipassmt (15375 posts) -

This guy of course

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#47 Posted by junglist101 (5494 posts) -

I vote Einstein.  He's the current champ and years after his death with all the tech we have we still haven't had anyone rock the world of science like he has.  

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#48 Posted by comp_atkins (33923 posts) -
newt
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#49 Posted by unrealtron (3148 posts) -
Where is Tesla?
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#50 Posted by Perfect_Blue (28951 posts) -

J. Robert Oppenheimer and Enrico Fermi deserve a mention too. Whether or not it's a good thing they're the "Fathers" of the Atomic bomb.