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Event that shaped scientist

  1. Apr 6, 2008 #1
    can anyone tell me if there's any particular event which happened in the past which helped shape the creative and childlike mind of famous scientist, thx.
     
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  3. Apr 6, 2008 #2
    Hmm...not sure the "childlike" part of the assumption is necessarily true. Some of the best scientists were downright asses. In fact, maybe this is a common trait among the best scientists, at least in physics.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2008 #3

    wolram

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    Macdonnells 1968
     
  5. Apr 6, 2008 #4

    Evo

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    You are talking about individuals, so I would say no.
     
  6. Apr 6, 2008 #5
    Hey, im an a-hole! Thats me!! <- points to self raising hand.
     
  7. Apr 7, 2008 #6
    Ive never seen someone so glad to be an a-hole.
     
  8. Apr 7, 2008 #7
    Thats because I lack shame.
     
  9. Apr 7, 2008 #8
    Einstein and Feynman only spoke their first words at 3 years of age. However, it is much too late for any of us to take that route. :cry:
     
  10. Apr 7, 2008 #9
    I don't know about famous scientists, but there is an interesting controversy, that Hitler's anti-semitism dates back to his interactions with schoolboy Wittgenstein...
     
  11. Apr 10, 2008 #10
    thx people, greatly appreciated
     
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