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The Tuesday List - Top 10 Greatest Scientists Of All Time
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Posted on 06/24/2014 6:41:08 AM PDT by Scoutmaster

Top 10 Greatest Scientists

A list of the top 10 scientists of all time.

1. Sir Isaac Newton. (1642-1726)

Newton was a polymath who made investigations into a whole range of subjects including mathematics, optics, physics, and astronomy. In his Principia Mathematica, published in 1687, he laid the foundations for classical mechanics, explaining law of gravity and the Laws of Motion.

2. Louis Pasteur. (1822 – 1895)

Contributed greatly towards the advancement of medical sciences developing cures for rabies, anthrax and other infectious diseases. Also enabled process of pasteurisation to make milk safer to drink. Probably saved more lives than any other person.

3. Galileo. (1564 – 1642)

Creating one of the first modern telescope, Galileo revolutionised our understanding of the world successfully proving the earth revolved around the sun and not the other way around. His work Two New Sciences laid groundwork for science of Kinetics and strength of materials.

4. Marie Curie. (1867 – 1934)

Polish physicist and chemist. Discovered radiation and helped to apply it in the field of X ray. She won Nobel Prize in both Chemistry and Physics.

5. Albert Einstein. (1879 – 1955)

Revolutionised modern physics with his general theory of relativity. Won Nobel Prize in Physics (1921) for his discovery of the Photoelectric effect, which formed basis of Quantum Theory.

6. Charles Darwin. (1809 – 1882)

Developed theory of evolution against a backdrop of disbelief and scepticism. Collected evidence over 20 years, and published conclusions in On the Origin of Species (1859).

7. Otto Hahn. (1879-1968)Chemist who discovered nuclear fission (1939). Pioneering scientist in the field of radio-chemistry. Discovered radio-active elements and nuclear isomerism (1921). Awarded Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1944).

8. Nikola Tesla (1856 –1943)

Work on electro-magnetism and AC current. Credited with many patents from electricity to radio transmission.

9. James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879)

Made great strides in understanding electro-magnetism. His research in electricity and kinetics, laid foundation for quantum physics. Einstein said of Maxwell, “The work of James Clerk Maxwell changed the world forever.”

10. Aristotle. 384BC – 322BC

Great early Greek scientist who made many researches in the natural sciences including botany, zoology, physics, astronomy, chemistry, and meteorology, geometry.


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The Tuesday List does not reflect my opinion. Lines are now open for discussion.

Here's a suggestion, given the fact nobody is going to agree with the Biography Online list.

Create and post your ordered list of the Top Fifteen Scientists of All Time.

1 posted on 06/24/2014 6:41:08 AM PDT by Scoutmaster
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To: Scoutmaster

How many liberal climate scientists with leaked Emails of their falsifying data regarding their research on that list?


2 posted on 06/24/2014 6:42:24 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy

Beg pardon, but “climate scientist” is an oxymoron.


3 posted on 06/24/2014 6:47:35 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Scoutmaster

I would certainly rate Maxwell above Tesla and probably above most of the others.


4 posted on 06/24/2014 6:48:07 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: Scoutmaster

No Leonardo da Vinci? No Thomas Edison? No Copernicus?


5 posted on 06/24/2014 6:49:36 AM PDT by MNDude (In Heaven pizza is from Chicago and there are no politicians. In Hell...)
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To: Scoutmaster

Where’s the peanut butter guy? Carver. When I was in school, it was pretty clear that he was almost exactly like God Almighty himself, only better. This list is bogus.


6 posted on 06/24/2014 6:50:34 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: MNDude
Nope. And no Archimedes.

Which three scientists would you remove from the list to include da Vinci, Edison, and Copernicus?

7 posted on 06/24/2014 6:52:17 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: MNDude

Copernicus should be there, maybe instead of Tesla. I think Tesla, Edison and da Vinci were more along the lines of great inventors who took the knowledge of the great scientists and applied it to practical uses.


8 posted on 06/24/2014 6:53:03 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

George Washington Carver did not invent peanut butter. He developed a lot of other uses for the peanut, but don’t give him credit for your PB&J.


9 posted on 06/24/2014 6:53:31 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: Scoutmaster

Well, considering that human life would simply not be possible without him (at least that’s what they told us in school), giving him credit for Skippy is the least we owe the man.


10 posted on 06/24/2014 6:54:59 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Scoutmaster

Algore x15


11 posted on 06/24/2014 6:55:04 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

If a white person had invented peanut butter, would his name be known to every school child?


12 posted on 06/24/2014 6:59:33 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Scoutmaster

Where is Hippocrates, the father of Western Medicine?


13 posted on 06/24/2014 6:59:57 AM PDT by Patriot365
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To: MNDude
"No Leonardo da Vinci? No Thomas Edison? No Copernicus?"

HA! Those were the exact 3 that I wondered about...! Also the dude who came up with the Zero.

14 posted on 06/24/2014 7:03:23 AM PDT by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; Conservatives believe what they see.)
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To: Scoutmaster

Before 1900 90% of deaths were caused by infectious diseases. Now it is less than 10%. Some credit is due to Sir
Alexander Fleming.


15 posted on 06/24/2014 7:08:24 AM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: bkepley

I would certainly rate Maxwell above Tesla and probably above most of the others.
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Me too. Tesla was a bright guy but more engineer than scientist.


16 posted on 06/24/2014 7:17:45 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: uncommonsense

“Also the dude who came up with the Zero.”

Why? That guy invented nothing!


17 posted on 06/24/2014 7:18:28 AM PDT by MNDude (In Heaven pizza is from Chicago and there are no politicians. In Hell...)
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To: Scoutmaster

I knew a physicist who actually worked with Curie. He wasn’t that impressed with her. He spoke highly of Bohr though.


18 posted on 06/24/2014 7:20:07 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: uncommonsense

My nomination would be Philo T. Farnsworth.


19 posted on 06/24/2014 7:38:30 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Scoutmaster

Too many crackers on this list!


20 posted on 06/24/2014 7:39:34 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: Scoutmaster
Newton definitely belongs on the list, and after consideration, I'll grudgingly put him in the top spot. However, I'm given to pointing out to my calculus students that I'm not sure which of the inventors (or discovers, depending on your favored philosophy of mathematics) of the calculus was more brilliant. They both produced the calculus to do physics. Newton then blundered off and did physics, giving us the "clockwork universe" of classical physics. Leibniz started worrying about the relationship between the observer and the system observed -- the very thing that Newton got wrong and which in two different ways undid his classical physics at the turn of the 20th century both as it applied to the very large and very fast (relativity) and the very small (quantum mechanics) -- and instead wrote The Monadology.

But Aristotle? With his physics in which arrows fly straight then suddenly fall straight down when they run out "impetus"? How could he get that wrong??? He was the tutor to Alexander the Great and surely saw arrows flying in their parabolic arcs as the approximately correct physics Newton gave us predicts. He wasn't blind like Homer, how did he get that wrong? He also got quantification over empty families wrong in his formulation of logic

21 posted on 06/24/2014 7:39:44 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: Scoutmaster
Sir Isaac Newton, whom I agree is one of the defining greats in science, acknowledged his debt to his (and our) predecessors with the statement; "If I have seen further it is by standing on the sholders [sic] of Giants."

In that light, I'd put in the top category Euclid of Alexandria (c. 300BC), the father of Geometry and a predecessor to another needed for inclusion, Archimedes of Syracuse (280-212BC)! For millennia, children have learned Euclid's Elements and from his books has come REASONED learning, a prerequisite of all science. And if the above 2 ancient Greeks are not enough, let's add Pythagoras of Samos (570-495BC) as a candidate for the title of "Father of Mathematics!

Remember, there is a reason for Western Civilization being called a Greco-Roman-Judaic Civilization. And when you consider that all of these men did their work in an era preceding Indo-Arabic Numbers, it is even more impressive!

22 posted on 06/24/2014 7:43:27 AM PDT by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: SES1066

Howard Johnson was a big fan of Louis Pastuer.


23 posted on 06/24/2014 7:45:25 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Scoutmaster

Since this top 10 list is for scientists, it makes sense to me that Archimedes is not on the list. Archimedes was much more an engineer and less a scientist.


24 posted on 06/24/2014 7:47:01 AM PDT by Hootowl99
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To: MNDude
"That guy invented nothing!"

And he should be recognized for inventing nothing! What has made a larger impact on science than nothing?

25 posted on 06/24/2014 7:48:11 AM PDT by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; Conservatives believe what they see.)
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To: Scoutmaster

Any Top Ten list without Robert Hooke’s name on it is worthless.


26 posted on 06/24/2014 7:49:36 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: massgopguy

How about Honorable Mention for Lise Meitner? She only discovered Nuclear Fusion.


27 posted on 06/24/2014 7:49:54 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

How about Shottkey? transistors anybody?


28 posted on 06/24/2014 7:54:42 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: SES1066

Thanks. That’s insightful and gives me some reading for the day.


29 posted on 06/24/2014 8:12:28 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: Scoutmaster

How can you rate one of these scientist as “the best”? It’s like saying, which one song is “the best ever”?

They’re all good, all made critical contributions to the body of human knowledge.

And science doesn’t exist in a vacuum, don’t forget all the practical people that put the science discoveries to work - Tesla, Edison, even the Wright Brothers and Henry Ford.


30 posted on 06/24/2014 8:33:30 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: MNDude

Always saw edison and da vinci as engineers and not scientists - I’ll agree on copernicus


31 posted on 06/24/2014 8:35:02 AM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothings)
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To: canuck_conservative
Which one song is 'the best ever'?

Surely you jest. Everyone knows it's Philosophy of the World by the Shaggs.

;)

32 posted on 06/24/2014 8:40:34 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: sportutegrl

Very clever nomination. In many ways his invention overall may be the most impacting invention over the last 100 years. Without it, we wouldn’t be looking at our computers right now.


33 posted on 06/24/2014 9:16:00 AM PDT by Baumer (Most areas of Washington are Republican)
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To: Hootowl99

Engineers are those who make scientist’s “dreams” come into reality. Claude Shannon comes to mind.


34 posted on 06/24/2014 9:29:00 AM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: massgopguy

There are about 100 other scientist that could be in that list that aren’t because they didn’t have as good publicity as these folks.

Plank, Bohr, Dirac Sheldon Cooper...where are they?


35 posted on 06/24/2014 10:07:34 AM PDT by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: Scoutmaster

Aristotle and Darwin really weren’t even scientists.


36 posted on 06/24/2014 10:11:49 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Scoutmaster

So the guy who invented beer doesn’t even get an honorable mention.......sad.


37 posted on 06/24/2014 10:16:01 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: Hot Tabasco

The guy who let you store the beer (Pasteur) IS on the list.
I nominate Lorenzo Avogadro. He actually discovered the basic nature of matter.


38 posted on 06/24/2014 11:01:45 AM PDT by BillM (.)
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To: Scoutmaster

Dmitri Ivanovitch Mendeleev. That periodic table? Consider that there was no such thing as atomic theory when he did it. Mind-boggling.


39 posted on 06/24/2014 11:07:20 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Scoutmaster

I should clarify that. There was no such thing as theory of atomic structure when Mendeleev did his work. 1864.


40 posted on 06/24/2014 11:09:24 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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The guy who let you store the beer (Pasteur) IS on the list.

So he invented the refrigerator too?

41 posted on 06/24/2014 11:38:52 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Nope, ‘Pasteurization’ but I guess you’re funning me!


42 posted on 06/24/2014 11:52:24 AM PDT by BillM (.)
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To: Scoutmaster
Where's algore...and Michael Moore?
43 posted on 06/24/2014 11:54:11 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Scoutmaster
Sir Isaac Newton personally considered himself a theologian and spent a much larger amount of his time studying scripture. One book, discusses the huge religious library he owned and how much time he spent studying religious texts and biblical history.

“There are more sure proofs of authenticity in the Bible than in any secular history. All my discoveries have been made in answer to prayer. I can take my telescope and look millions of miles into space; but I can go away to my room and in prayer get nearer to God and Heaven than I can when assisted by all the telescopes of Earth!”
-Isaac Newton (1642-1727)

44 posted on 06/24/2014 12:37:42 PM PDT by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
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To: Scoutmaster

45 posted on 06/24/2014 12:38:22 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Carpe Cerevisi
Too many crackers on this list!

Without the guy who invented peanut butter?! Shameful!

46 posted on 06/24/2014 12:43:00 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Hootowl99

yeah, but being good enough to have a screw named after you - that’s good livin’


47 posted on 06/24/2014 12:43:10 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Scoutmaster
2. Louis Pasteur. (1822 – 1895) Contributed greatly towards the advancement of medical sciences developing cures for rabies, anthrax and other infectious diseases. Also enabled process of pasteurisation to make milk safer to drink. Probably saved more lives than any other person.

And they say that now in Paris, France, even as we speak..Louis Pasteur has devised a new vaccine that will obliterate anthrax once and for all.

...Think of it, gentlemen. Hoof-and-Mouth disease a thing of the past!

Never mind that S—t, here comes Mongo!

48 posted on 06/24/2014 12:46:48 PM PDT by dfwgator
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How many liberal climate scientists with leaked Emails of their falsifying data regarding their research on that list?

They are on the same list as Ptolemy. They used their CO2 theory to support precession.
49 posted on 06/24/2014 12:46:51 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: massgopguy

#48 is for you.


50 posted on 06/24/2014 12:48:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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