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Who inspired and inspires you?

  1. Jul 30, 2013 #1
    My personal favorite is Feynman,for living inspirational icons it would be neil degrasse tyson or Sean Carroll because they're really really good or william dunham because of his book,what about you ,who inspires you?
     
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  3. Jul 31, 2013 #2

    cobalt124

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    Richard Dawkins for giving me the only plausible answer to the question "Why am I here?" and a much deeper appeciation of nature, Ludwig Wittgenstein for helping me sort out which questions are worth asking and which are not.
     
  4. Jul 31, 2013 #3

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    Pythagorean

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    Roger Waters and David Gilmour
     
  6. Jul 31, 2013 #5
    I find Lev Landau inspiring. He contributed to many areas of physics. From solid state to fluid dynamics, and cryogenics to plasma physics!
     
  7. Jul 31, 2013 #6

    WannabeNewton

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    Beavis and Butthead.
     
  8. Jul 31, 2013 #7

    drizzle

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    My Mom.
     
  9. Jul 31, 2013 #8

    reenmachine

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    Butt-Head: Hey Beavis. I bet when we get that reward money, we can like, see that movie about stiffies, and we can like, pay for our own tattoos.

    Beavis: Yeah! Then we'll be cool.

    Butt-Head: I'll get a tattoo of a butt.

    Beavis: I'll get a tattoo of a butt *on* my butt!

    Butt-Head: Oh yeah?

    Beavis: Yeah!

    Butt-Head: Well I'll get a tattoo of a butt that has a butt-shaped tattoo on it, and I'll get it right on my butt! That would be cool.

    Beavis: [briefly pauses] Yeah, me too.

    huhu uh uh
     
  10. Jul 31, 2013 #9

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    from my musical perspective that would also be a yes for me. Tho I would have to add
    Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood from Fleetwood Mac. I have always been really impressed by Lindsey's guitar style.

    In the sciences field ..... hmmmm, there's no one that really stands out. Over the many years there's been a lot of guys that have mentored me in audio and RF electronics. There were several lecturers at university during my geology studies I really looked up to. They just had an awesome teaching style. ( and of course there were some that were pretty bad!!)

    Dave
     
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    that's a bit of a worry WBN ;)

    haha

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  12. Jul 31, 2013 #11

    Pythagorean

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    I think Waters and Gilmour even inspired me towards science by making me think about things in a deeper context. As far as scientists go, Henri Poincare is pretty far up there, probably Erdos too. I really like the polymaths.
     
  13. Jul 31, 2013 #12

    WannabeNewton

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    :wink:
     
  14. Aug 1, 2013 #13

    Dembadon

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    One of my mathematics professors. He is my man-crush.
     
  15. Aug 1, 2013 #14
    Ray Bradbury
     
  16. Aug 3, 2013 #15
    Sherlock Holmes (Doyle's); Howard Roark (Rand's); Albert Einstein (From Ideas and Opinions); Madam Curie; Agatha Christie; Prometheus; The Universe.....
     
  17. Aug 3, 2013 #16
    the sixth finger(1963) and dr. manhattan.
     
  18. Aug 3, 2013 #17

    Pythagorean

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    Dr. Strangelove
     
  19. Aug 3, 2013 #18
    Your obsession with Dr Manhattan almost equals mine with Sherlock Holmes....
    Though I have to admit I did not like that movie- Darkness I can put up with but not with hopelessness.
     
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