Which Scientist Said What - Comments

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Greg Bernhardt submitted a new PF Insights post

Which Scientist Said What

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If I hadn't made the quiz I think I could have gotten 3 :biggrin:
 
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4... And I guessed all of them... ehh...
 
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7 - however, I guessed a lot and Oppenheimer made me angry for I didn't chose him because it was TOO obvious
 
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Some I'd never heard before. But there were two that I have read many times in books or articles and still got wrong.
 
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Some I'd never heard before. But there were two that I have read many times in books or articles and still got wrong.
1 correct answer (Newton) was due to a linked Feynman lecture here on PF I completely enjoyed 3 days ago :smile:
(I belong to those people to whom it's easier to remember the unimportant stuff.)
 
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7. Some were guesses but a few I missed by not going with my first reaction.
 
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I managed an 8. I always liked the historical side of things. Teaching and including historical anecdotes helps a lot.
 
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10.

I guessed #10 had to be Curie. I didn't think theorists would talk about "a scientist in his laboratory"!
 
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10.

I guessed #10 had to be Curie. I didn't think theorists would talk about "a scientist in his laboratory"!

10 is pretty good.
 
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I got 1, 3, 7 and 8 wrong
 
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6. Only knew 2,4 and 7 though. Guessed everything else.
 
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6. Only knew 2,4 and 7 though. Guessed everything else.
Six of one (half-dozen of the other).
 
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I like #5 which I didn't know before and I erroneously attributed it to Richard Feynman.
I would have expected such a statement just from him :-)
 
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7, with a lot of guessing. I was only sure of 2.
 
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4. I've heard most of them before. Bad luck in my 50/50 guesses.
 
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I got 10 of them, which amazed me since I was guessing on all but a couple
 
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9/12

4 I acutally knew. Quite pleased with better than random results for the rest.

Mostly based on having some idea of many of their personalities.

1 wrong. It didn't sound like anything a serious scientist would say, so I put down Cabeus, the only one I have never heard of.

6 wrong, but it was half and half getting between Bohr and Azimov

7 right. Guessed Hawking, based on banality of thought and expression

10 right. Clearly said by an experimental scientist

11 right. Dirac had that sort of philistine purism and was essentially autistic; maths was beautiful to him, but not music because it had too many unnecessary or arbitrary twiddly bits; the unliteralness of poetic meaning he probably would have been uncomfortable with.

12 wrong. I put Bardeen of whom I know little. I thought a bit about Feynman, but decided it was a tad too banal for him, and not quite what he would have said, but he did also play to the crowd bit.
 
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4..(Newton, Einstein, Openheimer and Feynman). Knew first 3(Openheimer was obvious:wink:) and guessed Feynman.
 

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