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Heroes of science
« on: August 14, 2012, 06:13:24 PM »
Just a little thread about great scientists throughout history.

Boltzman:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_Boltzmann

He was an incredible scientist, but sadly hanged himself because of depression. 

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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2012, 08:33:41 PM »
I dont know many Beet but I have to mention Carl Sagan and Patrick Moore for bringing astronomy to the masses. Also a mention to Arthur C Clarke who wrote great fiction but was scientist at heart

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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2012, 08:36:21 PM »
I dont know many Beet but I have to mention Carl Sagan and Patrick Moore for bringing astronomy to the masses. Also a mention to Arthur C Clarke who wrote great fiction but was scientist at heart

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Re: Heroes of science
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2012, 08:42:37 PM »
Not sure if he's a scientist but Prof Brian Cox deserves a mention for bringing quantum physics and the wonders of the universe to the public in a reasonably-easy-to-understand way.  Just wish he would stop grinning sometimes  ::)
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2012, 08:47:29 PM »
Now he is one guy I can watch and listen to. S x x x x
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2012, 08:52:25 PM »
yes he qualifies I think as does David Attenborough. I enjoyed Wonders Of The Solar System with Brian Cox but he could have turned the background music down abit! It wasnt a D:Ream concert you know lol

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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2012, 09:51:14 PM »
Lol. X x
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Re: Heroes of science
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2012, 10:14:17 PM »
Zaf, definitely Brian Cox, he does a lot to explain science in lay terms.  Also Stephen Hawking.

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Re: Heroes of science
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2012, 10:16:05 PM »
He certainly does Beet, and I totally agree about Stephen Hawking too
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Re: Heroes of science
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2012, 09:43:09 PM »
I think Copernicus should get a mention as he kick started science, or gave it some momentum to get going at least.

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Re: Heroes of science
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2012, 10:04:27 PM »
My vote goes to Brian Cox too, he is a great advert for his dentist =+-

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Re: Heroes of science
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2012, 11:41:38 PM »
Has anyone here listened to Neil Tyson deGrasse?  He is one the most enthusiastic, animated, scientists out there.  You can't help but love him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJjQMwEjC1I

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Re: Heroes of science
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2012, 04:33:18 PM »
This person is not a hero of science:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wr-lXLGCxQ&feature=player_embedded

He provides very little in the way of evidence, more like just his opinions.  Now look at him, he looks like he could be a very learned professor with his smart beard and large glasses.  I mean if he was a scruffy chav in a tracksuit saying the same things we could all laugh, but this bloke has designed himself to stereotypically be like someone very serious and clever.  This is to hoodwink unaware people. 

At least his work got trashed by the critics and scientists.

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Re: Heroes of science
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2012, 06:18:25 PM »
Not very well delivered or at all convincing
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Re: Heroes of science
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2012, 06:22:46 PM »
my phone wont let me connect and watch the video. What does he say?