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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwonline View Post
    And are they famous for it? I didn't even know it was debunked.
    They just won a Nobel prize for it. They managed to measure the energy of an electron and determine its location simultaneously.
    Right, as the world goes, is only in question between equals in power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.
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    stephen hawking
    richard dawkins
    and umm sheldon cooper? :S

    Not really into the science thing >.<

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    Hawking
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    Chomsky

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    Ken Thompson
    Bjarne Stroustrup
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwonline View Post
    And are they famous for it? I didn't even know it was debunked.
    I wouldn't say debunked, it was last week sometime. Ironic that it comes up given the other "Most Educated Countries" thread simultaneously, since the kids were from the University of Toronto

    Quote Originally Posted by Didactic View Post
    They just won a Nobel prize for it. They managed to measure the energy of an electron and determine its location simultaneously.
    Nevermind, you mean that group. http://www.sciencenews.org/view/gene..._quantum_world

    Thought you had been referring to this one: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...1004121638.htm
    Last edited by Tradewind; 2012-10-10 at 09:01 PM.

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    Brian Cox
    Stephen Hawking
    Neil deGrasse Tyson

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    Steven Hawking, Brian Cox...and...


    Serge Haroche and David Wineland won the Nobel prize for Physics today but I had to look them up cos I couldn't remember their names so I guess I cheated

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    I'm going to not name Stephen Hawking to see if my list looks different

    Brian Cox
    Niel D'Grass Tyson (I know this is spelled wrong, so i just spelled it as I say it)
    Mitchu Kaku (see above regarding spelling)

    I name physicists cause that's what I study. I know I know the names of some "other" scientists, but they just aren't coming to mind. (I could also name off my professors, but I don't think many would know their work)
    Einstien trolled Newton so hard with general relativity

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laize View Post
    Stephen Hawking
    Michio Kaku
    Neil De Grasse Tyson
    Richard Dawkins

    There's 4.
    You stole my choices lol
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    Neil Tyson, don't remember the spelling of the middle name
    Michiu Kakou, most likely spelled wrong
    Bill Nye

    The first two I'm a big fan of, Bill I just recently saw some videos where he featured in on Youtube
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    Quote Originally Posted by bals View Post
    Stephen Hawking
    Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Bill Nye
    Is it sad that was my first thought as well.

    My 3
    Bill Nye
    Stephen Hawking
    Richard Dawkins
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    Nick Tesla, Isaac Newton, and Sir. Crapper.

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    Kaku
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    You cant look it up but people posting is pretty much enough already~

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    Not looking at other people's, though I assume all of mine have been mentioned already: Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss and Sam Harris.

    Edit: Ooh! I got 2 that weren't mentioned. Go me! \o/

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    I'm somewhat skeptical of Bill Nye being a "scientist" lol, good guy and all and a huge advocate for getting kids involved especially in the 90s. But I'm not certain he's really...done anything. Still a good dude, I just find it funny, though not surprising, that he's trumping most of the pure researchers out there in popularity lol. I mean he's got a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TradewindNQ View Post
    I'm somewhat skeptical of Bill Nye being a "scientist" lol, good guy and all and a huge advocate for getting kids involved especially in the 90s. But I'm not certain he's really...done anything. Still a good dude, I just find it funny, though not surprising, that he's trumping most of the pure researchers out there in popularity lol.
    Could say the same of the Mythbusters, but both are hugely important because they teach skepticism and the scientific method to the common person.
    Right, as the world goes, is only in question between equals in power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.
    - Thucydides

    There is a modern myth that people have always tended towards democracy, constitutions, electoral rights; but in truth, love of freedom has never been the predominant note of popular politics. At most times, popular demand has been for a strong government.
    - Eugen Weber

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