Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Bill Nye (he is a scientist, right? TV didn't lie to me, did it?)
Michio Kaku if Bill Nye gets tossed out
Do no harm, but take no shit.
Darwin, although could debate more biologist,
to go with the obvious
To declare that a personal, inner experience gives certainty about the workings of the universe is to assign far too much value to one’s subjective sense of conviction.
I’m not that arrogant.
The brain, marvelous instrument though it is, isn’t infallible. It can misfire, seize or hallucinate, and it can do so in a way that’s utterly indistinguishable from reality to the person experiencing it.
Blowing up a latrine isn't exactly scientific, it's just awesome. Now if they were trying to create a brand new explosive to blow up latrines...then I'd have to rethink that.
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Einstein, Oppenheimer, Vaun Braun.
And thus I give you: MALE contraception!
Which leads to my favorite physics joke...Why are Physicists bad at sex? Because when they find the position, they can't work out the momentum and when they do find the momentum, they've lost the position.
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I only know two.
I had to check the spelling on Kaku, so I knew 1,5 famous living scientists. I know of Hawking since, well, he's pretty much our times Einstein, and I know of Kaku since he really likes that camera, and appears basically everywhere and many science-type series that I follow. He even appears in fictive stuff (like the science behind Mass Effect, and stuff like that).
Stephen Hawking, the only scientist you need! :P
I wouldn't consider Richard Dawkins a scientist... He's more of a philosopher.
1) Load the amount of weight I would deadlift onto the bench
3) Crank out 15 reps
4) Be ashamed of constantly skipping leg day
Scientists aren't famous anymore because of the concept of team effort and the fact that cutting edge science doesn't have direct affects on our lives - same could be said for sociologists, psychologists and other soft sciences.
They do very important things but they generally work for larger corporations and are often mixed in with engineers and technicians to make it useful.
It's a shame, we need more famous scientists for actually doing proper science to encourage younger generations, but being a scientist is comparably easy to being a top level athlete so they get paid a lot more.
In fact as far as I'm aware the UK is the only european nation that outright bans guns for civilians.This is why people ban guns. Gun supporters don't know what guns are.Shotguns I'll give you (provided you're allowed 12 and larger gauges... because I mean... come on...) but not .22s.
I don't think you could find anyone who has even a modest interest in science that couldn't name these guys right off the top of their head:
Neil deGrasse Tyson
As is my understanding anyway, gonna read more...
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