• Question: Who is your favourite scientists and why ? P.S not your self

    Asked by Pennywise_is_gonna_get_ya to Helen, Farah, Dave, Cheryl, Bastian, Alun on 15 Jun 2019.
    • Photo: Farah Elahi

      Farah Elahi answered on 15 Jun 2019:

      If you’ve seen the movie Hidden Figures (if you haven’t I’d recommend it because it’s fantastic) you’ll see that its about black female mathematicians who worked with NASA during the space race. One of the ladies is called Katherine Johnson, who did some incredible work with NASA and helped them to use computers to complete complex maths calculations etc. She’s still alive today and is 100 years old! She’s my favourite.

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      Helen Faulkner answered on 16 Jun 2019:

      As a child I was really interested in Louis Pasteur, his made discoveries into the principals of vaccination and pasteurisation. I remember writing an essay about him at school and being fascinated by the fact that he started life as the son of a poor tanner who was not very academic but came to be known as the father of modern microbiology.
      Since then I have learned of other early scientists by reading a book called ‘Electrified sheep,’ I recommend you read it 🙂
      Early scientists really fascinate me because they had nothing to go on, everything they discovered was new or accidental, everything was experimental, even dangerous.

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      Cheryl Williams answered on 16 Jun 2019:

      I’m with Helen, my favourite would be Louis Pasteur. He did a lot of work in creating vaccinations and contributed a lot to Microbiology. Louis Pasteur, and other scientists like him, have shaped the way we diagnose and treat diseases and we have a lot to thank them for.

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      Bastian Saputra answered on 18 Jun 2019:

      I like scientists who invented the electricity, my favourites are Benjamin Franklin, Michael Faraday and Nikola Tesla. I can’t imagine our life now without their invention in electricity.

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      Dave Underhill answered on 19 Jun 2019: last edited 19 Jun 2019 9:50 am

      well these five here with me obviously 😉

      Seriously, my favorite scientists would be:

      Charles Darwin, he discovered Natural Selection as the mechanism for evolution
      Gregor Mendel, he was an Austrian friar working in virtual isolation who discovered genetics
      James Hutton, the founder of the science of Geology

      is having more than one cheating?

      Oh yeah, i almost forgot – Lubbock and Evans too!!
      John Lubbock coined the term Palaeolithic – (old stone age)- and is directly responsible for the laws that protect important sites and monuments
      John Evans Wrote the first seminal work on British stone tools
      oh yeah and John Frere who first discovered Palaeolithic artefacts in Britain

      this is just too hard!!!! I am going to stop now lol