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Who's the greatest scientist of all time?

  1. Apr 16, 2006 #1
    Yeah, that's right

    Who's the greatest scientist of all time according to your opinion and why?
     
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  3. Apr 16, 2006 #2
    Either Sir Issac Newton or Alber Einstien
     
  4. Apr 16, 2006 #3

    enigma

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    Bernoulli. All 27 of them.
     
  5. Apr 16, 2006 #4
    Me, because I say so.
     
  6. Apr 16, 2006 #5
    Galileo obviously, for mathematicizing science. Everything Newton, Einstein & all the rest afterwards was an example of Galileo's philosophy & nothing more. Descartes gets an honourable mention for having simialr views.
     
  7. Apr 16, 2006 #6

    JamesU

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    trick question...

    I'll say Moonbear
     
  8. Apr 16, 2006 #7
    might be at some points, but by the greatest I rather mean, a person who has accomplished the most for all the people and science altogether. o:)
    something like Leibniz and Newton, Thomas Edison, Alan Turing, yomamma
    and so on :rofl:
     
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  10. Apr 17, 2006 #9
    Socrates, for his philosophy of emphasis on reasoning things through.
     
  11. Apr 17, 2006 #10
    Issac Newton, Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking are my picks.
     
  12. Apr 17, 2006 #11

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    Why obnoxiously self-aggrandizing individuals like Feynman and Stephen Hawking gets onto these lists surprise me, so I'll go for either Newton or Bohr.
    Come to think of it, no one was more obnoxious than Newton, so I'll stick with Bohr..He was a nice guy
     
  13. Apr 17, 2006 #12

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    I'd have to say Einstein. However, I'm reading Chadwick's biography now and I'm warming to him
     
  14. Apr 17, 2006 #13
    I'll second that!
     
  15. Apr 17, 2006 #14
    Jeffrey Goldstone.
     
  16. Apr 17, 2006 #15

    DaveC426913

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    Newton.

    His "falling apple" insight unified the heavens and the earth, forever bringing both out of the dark ages of spiritualism and into the light of science.
     
  17. Apr 17, 2006 #16

    Why does it matter if they were nice?

    Though I will second the wonder as to why Hawking would be even mentioned.
     
  18. Apr 17, 2006 #17

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    Why does it matter to make all these idiotic ranking lists Americans are so pathologically fond of?
     
  19. Apr 17, 2006 #18

    Touché .
     
  20. Apr 17, 2006 #19

    Lisa!

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    Henry Moseley
     
  21. Apr 17, 2006 #20
    Are we talking physicist or scientist here?

    I would choose Newton, Hands down. The only one that comes close is Galileo.
     
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