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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
Favorite Scientist
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Poll: Favorite Scientist
Isaac Newton 4 / 11%
Albert Einstein 6 / 16%
Neils Bohr 0 / 0%
Sigmund Freud 0 / 0%
Louis Pasteur 2 / 5%
Johannes Kepler 1 / 3%
Werner Heisenberg 0 / 0%
Ernest Rutherford 0 / 0%
Marie Curie 1 / 3%
William Harvey 0 / 0%
Emil Fischer 0 / 0%
Stephen Hawking 0 / 0%
Edward O. Wilson 0 / 0%
Ernst Haeckel 0 / 0%
Galileo 1 / 3%
Leonardo da Vinci 7 / 19%
Plato 2 / 5%
Aristotle 0 / 0%
James Maxwell 0 / 0%
My favorite isn't listed :( 6 / 16%
It's impossible to pick a favorite - they've all done so much 7 / 19%
I can't decide 0 / 0%
37 total votes


Mar 26 2012, 8:11am

Post #26 of 40 (284 views)
I would also liked to have voted for... [In reply to] Can't Post

Richard Feynman and/or Carl Sagan.


Mar 26 2012, 8:14am

Post #27 of 40 (278 views)
James Cameron [In reply to] Can't Post

Can James Cameron now be considered a scientist:


Wink I'd vote for him!


Mar 31 2012, 1:31am

Post #28 of 40 (272 views)
yes [In reply to] Can't Post

The Mind's Own Physician: A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama on the Healing Power of Meditation, John Kabat-Zinn Ed.

Buddha's Brain: the Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom, by Rick Hanson

The Brain and the Inner World: An Introduction to the Neuroscience of the Subjective Experience, by Solms & Turnbull

Thich Nhat Hanh gives a great description of how the Buddha came to these realizations in Old Path, White Clouds.

Tol Eressea

Mar 31 2012, 1:49am

Post #29 of 40 (264 views)
They sound great! I'll look into them. Thank you, Annael! :) // [In reply to] Can't Post



Mar 31 2012, 2:54am

Post #30 of 40 (315 views)
I have a fascination with Einstein's life and his sense of life.. [In reply to] Can't Post

But i must mention Copernicus, Galileo and Darwin as well. They all were brave and brilliant souls for the dangerous resistance they faced in opening up or enlarging their respective fields.


Mar 31 2012, 3:01am

Post #31 of 40 (273 views)
There is also, [In reply to] Can't Post

Tim White and Donald Johanson:)


Mar 31 2012, 3:07am

Post #32 of 40 (332 views)
And what about Professor Philip Brainard?\\ [In reply to] Can't Post



Mar 31 2012, 1:18pm

Post #33 of 40 (323 views)
Well then, you must come up with a scientist worthy hairstyle. [In reply to] Can't Post

Or wear a bow tie.


Mar 31 2012, 1:22pm

Post #34 of 40 (317 views)
Maybe not the clothes or hairstyle [In reply to] Can't Post

But I certainly have the facial hair to be a scientist Wink

Tol Eressea

Apr 1 2012, 4:29am

Post #35 of 40 (360 views)
Ah, yes! [In reply to] Can't Post

I was familiar with their work with Lucy, but I admit, I wasn't familiar with the them. Thanks for correcting that :)


Apr 2 2012, 3:08am

Post #36 of 40 (371 views)
Well, I don't know about you, but I think... [In reply to] Can't Post

Neil degrasse Tyson is hot!

Tol Eressea

Apr 5 2012, 7:11am

Post #37 of 40 (302 views)
New "Cosmos" with Neil Degrasse Tyson as host? [In reply to] Can't Post

I read that somewhere but I can't remember where, so I don't know how reliable that bit of news is. But I would really love it if it's true!


Apr 5 2012, 1:43pm

Post #38 of 40 (269 views)
That would be awesome. [In reply to] Can't Post

Let me know if you hear more.Sly


Apr 6 2012, 1:13pm

Post #39 of 40 (247 views)
Hans Bethe! And...Tycho Brahe? [In reply to] Can't Post

I have a soft spot for Hans Bethe, theoretical physicist and Nobel prize-winner. He left Nazi Germany, came to the States, and was the head of the theoretical division in the Manhattan project. After helping to create nuclear bombs, he was so horrified by the consequences that he devoted the rest of his career to fighting nuclear proliferation, the arms race, and war in general. He also had a great "mad-scientist" hair-do; not as great as Einstein's, but pretty darn good.

And just for fun there's always Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe! I swear, they need to make a made-for-TV movie about the guy; the stories surrounding him are beyond bizarre. He lost his nose in a duel over a math proof! He kept an elk (or moose or reindeer, depending on whom you ask) as a pet, and it died when it fell down the stairs after he fed it...vodka, maybe? He hired a little person, whom he believed to be clairvoyant, to live at his house and sit under the table. And legend has it that he died when he refused to excuse himself during an important dinner, and his bladder exploded. (I'm not even sure if it's possible for a bladder to explode, but it just adds to the weirdness surrounding the man). They also found traces of mercury in his body, so there are also rumors that someone poisoned him. He was loathed by the people who worked with and for him. On his deathbed, he made his student, Johannes Keppler, promise that he would dedicate his life to disproving Copernicus. Keppler agreed, and then actually dedicated his life to verifying that Copernicus was right.

And there you have the grand total of what I remember from college astronomy! Wink


Apr 6 2012, 4:05pm

Post #40 of 40 (606 views)
Three way tie... [In reply to] Can't Post

Einstein, Dr, Hawking, and how could you forget Dr Carl Sagan?!!

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