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Friday, October 20, 2006

10 Great Scientists of the World

Scientists have enormous contribution in the advancement of human civilization. Throughout the history of the world, many scientists have dedicated their lives for research and innovation. Some of them even faced a lot of torture for their theories but they continued their mission and thus we are now in a modern world. I have made a list of 10 great scientists in the history. Well, naturally, I had to leave out a lot of great figures. However, I feel that my list represents some of the greatest scientists ever.

Aristotle

Aristotle is the Great philosopher who had a vast knowledge in different disciplines. Studying different subject he contributed a lot in each of those subjects. He contributed in physics, poetry, zoology, logic, rhetoric, politics, government, ethics, and biology. This laurel Greek philosopher was born in Stagira in 384 BC. His father Nicomachus was a physician to the king Amyntas III of Macedon’s court and it is believed that their ancestors also held this position. Earlier in his life he was taught by his father at home and the medical knowledge he got from his father led him to investigate natural phenomenon later on. At the age of 18 he admitted in to the young Greek aristocracy run by Plato, another Great Greek philosopher, and Aristotle became the most favorite student of Plato.

As a scientist Aristotle made a good contribution which was very influential for the development of the science over the year. Mainly he spent most of his life researching the natural science and he did the researches without making reference to the Mathematics which was later proven as the weakness of his research by the scientists. His natural science oriented research includes botany, zoology, physics, astronomy, chemistry, and meteorology, geometry and many more. He was also the teacher of the Great warrior Alexander the Great. This great philosopher died n 322 BC.



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Sir Isaac Newton

Newton was also a man of versatile quality. He was physicist, mathematician, astronomer, alchemist, and natural philosopher in a row. His contribution in the development of science is a special one. He I best known for his explanation of Universal Gravitation and three laws of motion, and he was able to prove that the reason of both the motion of objects on Earth and of celestial bodies are controlled by the same Neutral laws. These findings could make a revolutionary change in the development of science. In mechanical science his great contribution was in optics. He could make a reflecting telescope. He also made some research on light and stars. His research on General binomial Theorem helped to be introduced today’s Calculus.

Newton was born to a farmer family but before three months of his birth his father died and then he was brought up to his maternal grandmother as her mother remarried. Newton could show his talent from his early life in The King’s School in Grantham and later he joined to the Cambridge University where he took his higher degrees.


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Galileo Galilei

Galileo is considered as one of the greatest contributor to the development of Science. It is undoubtedly true that Galileo could first helped science to come out of the trend of Aristotle. He was physicist, astronomer, and philosopher and his best known contributions lie in the development of Telescope, first two laws of motion and also in Astronomy. He is also considered as the father of astronomy, father of physics and father of science.

He was born to a mathematician and musician father Vincenzo Galilei and his mother was Giulia Ammannati in Italy. He was taught form his very early life. He was the first scientist who followed the way of quantitative experiments in his research where the result was based on mathematics. He had to suffer a lot from the church for his theories.


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Charles Robert Darwin

There can be debate about whether Charles Darwin (12 February 180919 April 1882) is the greatest scientist of all time but there is no doubt that he is the most controversial scientist of all time. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection (1859)- this is the book that has made Darwin immortal in the world history. This book has changed the course of science radically. It is perhaps an irony that Darwin studied theology and instead of becoming a clergy, he became naturalist.

Darwin went to different parts of the world and carried out extensive research. His theory about origin of human beings caused widespread controversy. Darwin stated that human beings have evolved through many changes and survival of the fittest was in important factor in the development of animal world. Darwin’s theory still causes passionate debate among his supporters and opponents.


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Albert Einstein

Einstein is the great scientist of the twentieth century and notable physicist of all time. It is told that he had learning disability in his childhood. He could not talk till he was three and could not read till he was eight. Despite such problems he later became the noble prize winner for his contribution to the Physics. His theory of relativity is considered as a revolutionary development of Physics. He got Noble Prize in Physics in 1921 for his explanation of the Photoelectric Effect and for his research in Theoretical physics.


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Thomas Edison

Edison is the great inventor who has over 1000 patents and his inventions are in various fields used in our daily life. In his early life he was thought to have a learning disability and he could not read till he was twelve and later he himself admitted that he became deaf after pulling up to a train car by his ears. He first could able to turn the attention of the world after inventing Phonograph. His one of the most popular invention is the Electric Bulb. He also developed the telegraph system. His invention of carbon telephone transmitter developed the carbon microphone which was used in the telephoned till 1980. He also became a prominent businessman and his business institution produced his inventions and marketed the products to the general people.





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Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta

Volta was Italian physicist and he is best known for his contribution to the development of electric battery. This benevolent scientist is also regarded as one of the founder of the electric age. His parents sent him to the Jesuit school intending to make him a Jurist. He also taught in the University of Pavia for 25 year. After that in 1800 he could make voltaic pile which could produce steady electric current. He then worked on to develop the electric bulb. For his work in the electric development he was given a count by Napoleon. Emperor of Austria honored him naming him a professor of Philosophy at Padova. For his honor an electric unit Volt was named after him.


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Stephen Hawking

This famous scientist is considered as the greatest scientist of the twentieth century after Einstein. Haw king’s big bang theory and black hole theory has turned the attention of the world. He is the professor of Mathematics of the University of Cambridge. Though he is now about to be paralyzed, he is teaching through a computer supported a machine by which his world are compiled. His physical illness could not make him stop form his research. His famous book is “A Brief History of Time”.


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Louis Pasteur

He is one of the most famous contributors in the medical science. He first introduced the germ theory of diseases. This is regarded as the base of today’s microbiology. He found out some of the notion of the microbe and he could find out that the viruses were not detectable through microscope. Another important contribution of Pasteur is to protect harmful microbes in a way called “Pasteurization” where harmful microbes are destroyed by hitting the food. He is undoubtedly the most influential scientist in medical science.


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Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose

He was the first renowned Bengali scientist who had an important contribution in the invention of Radio and microwave optics. He was born in Mymensingh in Bengal which is the current Munshiganj District in Bangladesh. He studied in Hare school in Kolkata and then he got his B.A. in Science degree from Calcutta University. Then he went to England and got a B.A. degree from Cambridge University and a B.Sc. from London University. After coming back to the country he started teaching Physics in the Presidency College at Kolkata. In his teaching career he had to prove his quality and talent as he was the first Indian to teach Science at the college. In 1894 he started to research on Radio wave to make wireless communication equipments. At the same time Italy’s Marconi also was researching on this project. He first invented "iron-mercury-iron coherer with telephone detector" and he is the first person to use a semiconductor junction to catch the radio waves. It is said that his work on millimeter wavelength made him 50 years ahead. Considering such things it is said that he was the real inventor of Radio but due to his less seriousness towards patent and the communication gap made Marconi to be regarded as the inventor of Radio.

After that he contributed in plant where he could make some vital theory of ascent of sap. In this research he showed that some living cells in the endodermis junction are the reason for the ascent of sap.





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Guglielmo Marchese Marconi

Marconi is a Nobel laureate physicist from Italy. He is best known for his invention of Radio and he first introduced wireless telegraph system. He was born to a landowner father Giuseppe Marconi and his mother was Annie Jameson. He was very interested to science form his early life. He initially started working on electromagnetic wave or radio waves invented by Heinrich Hertz. Then after a long research he could figure out such a technology to communicate without wire. After his invention, he marketed this equipment for the commercial purpose and at that time he got a competitor free market in the U.S.





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864 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:06 AM

    What about Nikola Tesla who beat Marconi to radio....

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  2. Anonymous10:41 AM

    How about Watson and Crick? Discoverers of DNA?! Fathers of modern molecular biology?

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  3. Sorry, the one who wrote this has no knowledge of the history of science whatsover.

    Marconi was a hack, Edison was a businessman not an inventor nor a scientist, the list is ABSOLUTELY useless without Tesla and although Hawking is pretty smart, one of the 10 greatest ever he is not.

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  4. Anonymous10:59 AM

    You are a retard, Edison stole a bunch of designs and patented it (check the list of revoked patents by the US Patent office), he scammed Nikola Tesla. Tesla should be on that list you whackjob.

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  5. Anonymous11:13 AM

    A bunch of jealous losers. 1,097 U.S. patents- that what he had. You are jealous because he was very poor and then he worked and became rich. Without him, all of you would be in darkness.

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  6. Anonymous12:23 PM

    Indeed, Tesla demonstrated how to transfer energy long distances using Ohm's Law, and when asked in court (to settle a patent dispute over the light bulb) if he understood the mathematics behind Ohm's Law, Edison shouted "I hire Mathematicians, they cannot hire me!" as an admission of his ignorance.

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  7. Anonymous12:45 PM

    Edison was a crafty marketer. I'll give him the phonograph, but the light bulb had been demonstrated decades before he tried (as i recall he settled a claim by a English scientist against him).

    Edison definitely cheated Tesla, whose designs for the electric motor have not been significantly improved upon in 100 years. Apparently Tesla had 700 patents, of course the difference between he and Edison was that he actually invented the work unlike Tommy boy.

    Where's Shockley? He, Bardeen and Brattain invented the transistor; surely their impact upon the world is greater than Hawkins, no?

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  8. Anonymous1:03 PM

    Anonymous said...

    Without him, all of you would be in darkness.

    I don't know about you, but I get all my electricity from alternating current, not direct current.

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  9. Anonymous1:49 PM

    Learn to spell. Author.

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  10. Anonymous1:52 PM

    Schroedinger anyone?

    the father of quantum mechanics.

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  11. mEHDINHO4:34 PM

    James Clerk Maxwell has to be on that list

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  12. Anonymous9:34 PM

    WHERE THE HECK IS IS MENDELEV?!

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  13. Anonymous9:35 PM

    WHERE THE HECK IS IS MENDELEV?!

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  14. Anonymous11:42 PM

    Watson and Crick ripped off Rosalind Franklin, and Edison and Merconi ripped off Tesla. Hawkin's big things are just theories, with no possible proof. You know what? This list is stupid. Aristotle was wrong alot too. Newton earned his keep. Galileo deserves it. Darwin? I dunno. His findings are important, but not truly necessary. Who's going to argue Einstein? Pasteur owns... and I don't really know about the Bengladeshian guy...

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  15. Anonymous8:04 AM

    Obviously not written by a native English speaker, but a nice effort. However, the historical errors are inexcusable. This page needs either a major revision or to be discarded. As an aside, the cartoon of Darwin as a half-man/monkey is a slander when all other postings show a likeness of the real person.

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  16. Anonymous11:54 AM

    In a world where modern science is breaking the rules of science, (cosmology, theoretical physics) its comforting to see some people who made proveable contributions to human knowledge.

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  17. The post reads like a "who's who of science"...in 1980!
    If this list was any more generic, it would be less pathetic.
    If you're going to be this lame, at least TRY to do a story on the "10 greatest CURRENT LIVING scientists"...that way you can at least RESEARCH your info.
    And keep Edison off the list either way. He invented Microsoft's whole principle of "if we didn't make it, we can 'buy' it and claim it...or just burn down your work and claim you're a crackpot"

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  18. Anonymous11:29 AM

    Mendel...? How about Roselyn Franklin...? Or one of the best scietific discoveries of our time with insulin (Banting and Best!)

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  19. Anonymous11:30 AM

    Mendel...? How about Roselyn Franklin...? Or one of the best scietific discoveries of our time with insulin (Banting and Best!)

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  20. Anonymous12:06 PM

    I was about to press the END key and slam to the bottom to post a comment then I desided to calm down and read the already posted comments.

    If you have not noticed... DO NOT EVER post anything remotely like this and mention Edison or Marconi and NOT mention Tesla.

    It is bad enough the poor man was awarded the Edison Award. Then all public schools today teach that Marconi invented the radio.

    Why dont you just go dig Tesla up and make it easier for all the public school educated people like you to PISS on his bones?

    Great effort in makeing the List, but you messed up royaly.

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  21. Anonymous12:07 PM

    I was about to press the END key and slam to the bottom to post a comment then I desided to calm down and read the already posted comments.

    If you have not noticed... DO NOT EVER post anything remotely like this and mention Edison or Marconi and NOT mention Tesla.

    It is bad enough the poor man was awarded the Edison Award. Then all public schools today teach that Marconi invented the radio.

    Why dont you just go dig Tesla up and make it easier for all the public school educated people like you to PISS on his bones?

    Great effort in makeing the List, but you messed up royaly.

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  22. Anonymous6:28 AM

    Hello...

    How can this list be considered definitive without the man who invented plastic shoelace tips?

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  23. Anonymous11:05 PM

    Nikolai Tesla should lead the list. If u chose Edison, its as stupid as chosing Bill gates. Just beacause u have 1000 patents u dont need to be a great scientist. Edison is the WORST choice.Father of Quantum mechanics is not schrodinger but Max PlancK who is a good contender. My suggestion chuck away Volta, Marconi,Edison and Bose. Introduce Tesla, Watson and Crick, Leonardo Da vinci and Niels Bohr.

    Its hilarious since nobody ever commented in suggestin Da Vinci. He is the Ultimate in human intelligence -Master of ALL known sciences/Arts of that time.

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  24. Anonymous11:05 PM

    Nikolai Tesla should lead the list. If u chose Edison, its as stupid as chosing Bill gates. Just beacause u have 1000 patents u dont need to be a great scientist. Edison is the WORST choice.Father of Quantum mechanics is not schrodinger but Max PlancK who is a good contender. My suggestion chuck away Volta, Marconi,Edison and Bose. Introduce Tesla, Watson and Crick, Leonardo Da vinci and Niels Bohr.

    Its hilarious since nobody ever commented in suggestin Da Vinci. He is the Ultimate in human intelligence -Master of ALL known sciences/Arts of that time.

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  25. Anonymous9:42 AM

    Several of these scientists mentioned on this page are in the running to be voted the most influential European at www.euro100.org

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  26. Anonymous2:24 PM

    Well, i think Newton, Einstein, Pasteur should stay. Where's Archimedes and Tesla. John Nash anyone, Mathematician wise anyway?

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  27. Anonymous12:55 PM

    How about Enrico Fermi, Paul Dirac, Richard Feynman, Max Planck. Missed a couple of Physicists don't ya think.

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  28. Anonymous12:58 PM

    how about shrodinger. founder of quantum chemistry

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  29. Anonymous1:02 PM

    Freud maybe. kinda smart. or da vinci. the ultimate renissance man

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  30. sent2null1:05 PM

    Enough with Nikola Tesla already. It his hilarious how many arm chair scientific historians online believe that Tesla was some unknown visionary. I guess people like to think that he invented things that were lost to time or what have you, the fact his he was a good engineer but he was not the great mystical scientist of outstanding skill that most people online seem to think he was. I suggest people read about him fully before shooting at the mouth that he was the greatest scientist. A good first stop is the wikipedia article which clearly shows Tesla along with some good work (AC, radio transmission devices) produced a lot of bs. (eg. this gem "I hold that space cannot be curved, for the simple reason that it can have no properties.")

    Well we know quite well today that space is curved and in fact, experiments that prove it are second only to QM in accuracy of all areas of science.

    All that said, my short list for greatest scientist would include Newton, Einstein, Erwin Schrodinger for devising the wave equation, Richard Feynman for his contributions to QED, I'd put Copernicus and Kepler on that list as well since to do what they did WHEN they did it, required a level of audacity and genius that most people who aren't well versed in the political and social conditions of the time (middle ages) would simply be oblivious to.

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  31. Anonymous1:08 PM

    einstien is contreversial. if string theory is true E=mc^2 isn't true. with 11 dimension E=mc^2 could be wrong also. i am working on it. Tesla had lots of mistakes also, but he should be on the list. Watson and Crick shouldn't. They discovered something. Anyone could put their eye to a microscope and discover that. it was their theory that made them smart, but hawking has theories so he is also contreversial

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  32. Anonymous1:12 PM

    i agree with erik

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  33. sent2null1:29 PM

    How is Einstein "contreversial"?? With little knowledge of prior work on non euclidean geometries done by Maxwell, Kline, Lorentz which all were couched in purely mathematical terms he was able to find the physical significance of dilation in time and space due to relative motion. A dilation effect that does not present itself at all at the velocities that we are accustomed to. He literally went from the "A" that science was at the time with this discovery to "Z". He attended this realization with the discovery that energy and matter are equivalent, that the entire foundation of 19th century electromagnetism using continuous waves was wrong (sure Planck sniffed this out but Einstein put the exclamation point on the quantization of energy)..and all of this before his greatest labor was complete on the General theory of relativity, which stands today as one of the two most accurate branches of science *ever* invented by man. I see nothing controversial about placing him on this list.

    As for your claim that E=mc^2 is wrong, I can prove you wrong in 8 lines from F= ma to E=mc^2 and I defy you to find any area where the math goes suspect (it does not)

    Until you publish your research the claim that string theory being right (and in fact it is just a theory now since there is no empirical verification for it's underpinnings) invalidates E=mc^2 will have to be taken with a huge grain of salt.

    Excluding Watson and Crick is strange, back in the 50's there was no such thing as electron microscopy, scientists could not see down to the scale of molecules that reveal the behavior of genes, proteins and expression of DNA sequences. The x ray work that provided the data for interpreting the existence of a helical molecule that defined the instructions of life was indeed a tour de force and I'd put them on the list for that and not down play their contribution as just "putting their eye to a microscope". As for your statements on Hawking, I would note that many people here are getting confused between theoretical scientists and experimental scientists. I included in my list people who were exceptional in either theory or experiment, I give most import to those who mastered both (for example Newton will ALWAYS be top 3 on my list) where as Einstein might vary depending on what I was valuing more, theoretical power or experimental power. I think that is what lead some to argue so vociferously on this topic, the fact that "greatest scientist" to them ranges between great theoretical and great experimental science.

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  34. Anonymous10:24 AM

    sent2null. You have a point. you are smart but einstein when he was trying to solve the T.O.E he he didn't have the theoretical logic to factor quantum mechanics into his equations. How can someone who is that ignorant of the basic structres of the universe be not contreversial.also including the alternate dimesions E=mc^2 isn't true. oh you got schooled by a kid.

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  35. Anonymous10:36 AM

    Sent2null. i am getting the impression that you are smart. i have a question. is e=mc^2 still right in adiabatic chemical dynamics?

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  36. Anonymous12:59 PM

    I can't believe this list.

    Volta?? Marconi? Hawking? Bose? Even Darwin... All great men..no doubt..but no way belong on this list.

    First and foremost. Marconi...did not invent the Radio. Although so many history books says he did. Tesla had already proved and patented all of the principles of the Radio. see US vs Marconi.

    Tesla invented Flourescent Lighting.. Neon Lighting, The AC Electric Motor, the Radio, Robotics. and the comment that we would all be in darkness if not for Edison is simply not the case. Edison invented the first Incandescent lightbulb that would last a reasonable amount of time. His use of the tungsten filament was brilliant. I have no problem with Edison on the list..but to leave off Tesla and Faraday and list Volta?? Marconi? Hawking? even Darwin is suspect for the top 10.
    The man most responsible for electrifying the world was not Edison..not by a longshot. In fact, he was an obstructionist the technology that we all use today in our homes and offices was invented by Tesla. Edison promoted DC...but Tesla invented almost entirely by himself all the components of the world's AC Electrical System. The Turbine, the transformers, the motors.

    He demonstrated a Radio controlled boat on the lake in Central Park in the 1800s.

    As for leaving Faraday off.. Also criminal.. but he is even more obscure to most people.

    His experiments in Electro-magnetism started scientists such as Edison and Tesla to make such leaps . In addition, one only needs to see all he did for Chemistry.

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  37. Anonymous1:50 PM

    MAX PLANCK!!!!!!!!!!!
    He is the founder of quantum mechanics. it is criminal to leave him off. Stephen Hawking shouldn't be on thier. He has more stardom. His theories were built off of Planck's

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  38. Anonymous6:56 PM

    How about learning some basic grammer and writing skills before you author a website on great scientists...dork.

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  39. Anonymous6:06 PM

    To me, Thomas Edison is more of an inventor then a scientist.

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  40. "How about learning some basic grammer and writing skills before you author a website on great scientists...dork."

    - dude, it's grammar, with an 'ar' at the end, not 'er'.

    However, author, he is right. Either your native language isn't English, or you seriously need to brush up on your grammar and spelling. Or at the very least use a word processing program that has a spell and grammar check before you publish.

    Also, It seems like you got bored of writing, because the first scientist had loads of information spanning across his life, but then they proceed to get successively shorter as the article goes on, containing less and less relevant information.

    Good effort though. :)

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  41. Anonymous3:19 PM

    FUCK YOU FOR NOT PUTTING TESLA ON THIS LIST!! HE SHOULD FUCKING KILL YOU WITH ELECTRIC BOLTS FROM HIS CORPSE!

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  42. Anonymous1:41 AM

    what the heck are you guys controversing?? well, from what i know and i agree that Newton and Einstein are greatest scientists of all time.. why?? bec. each man has a unique way of thinking and had contributed and still contributing to our modern lives(i mean their discoveries),, without relativity travels to distant planets are stars is really difficult,, without laws of motion and calculus,,which are invented by NEwton is also difficult to launch a space shuttle!!! but what is controversial is that if you compare these 2 guys,, Einstein can be the best and so do Newtons,, from Newton law of gravitation,, a planets are held in circular motion around the sun(and so, do the moons around planets) by a single force called GRAVITY.." well everyting is under GRAVITY??" that's controversial!! now came Albert Einstein, showed that the motion around the sun is not GRAVITY but something called space-time!! Einstein told that according to Newton law of Gravity the planets would have IMMEDIATELY go in straight lines without the sun,, but einstein said there is something to do with the speed of light,,ahah,,what's the connection to the motion of planets??? well here it is,, it takes about 8 min. for the ligh rays from the sun to reach the earth!!and that everythin is moving slower than the speed of light, even GRAVITY,,then if the EARTH immedeately go straight with the absence of the sun then how the heck do we know that the sun is GONE???!!! since the darkness does not reach us yet..( i leave this thought for you guys to think, think smart!!)

    by the way!! scientist are smart!! and so they deserve to be respected!! so pls RESPECT every SCIENTIST.. however,, 10 greatest scients should not include watson and crick?? since discovery of DNA is of course important but not as much as you think,, TESLA is great!! but not as great as your think!!

    why you guys thinks of Kepler? are some greatest mathematicians?? well, we can consider them as scientist because without MATH, SCIENCE is BLIND....

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  43. Anonymous1:54 AM

    now has anyone ever invented the MEDICINE that totally CURE HIV/AIDS infected patients??? now if yes,, then i think it's one of the best discoveries ever had!! and so, he/she should be in the list of the greatest scientist of all time!!! hahahaha...no more worries about homosexuals relationships!!..haha

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  44. Anonymous4:40 PM

    einstein was a great inventor i dont know what he invented but he is good eneough to be at the top of the list

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  45. Anonymous7:17 PM

    NIKOLA TESLA IS NUMBER ONE. END OF DISCUSSION.

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  46. Anonymous5:02 AM

    It's difficult to list the
    '10 Great scientists of the
    world' as no one can value
    the scientists of various
    branches of science.

    But it is widely accepted
    that Nikola Tesla, is a far
    better scientist than
    Marconi, Edison and many
    scientists listed in this
    post.

    -Raviselvan

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  47. Anonymous5:50 AM

    You have a point. you are smart but einstein when he was trying to solve the T.O.E he he didn't have the theoretical logic to factor quantum mechanics into his equations. How can someone who is that ignorant of the basic structres of the universe be not contreversial.also including the alternate dimesions E=mc^2 isn't true. Nikola Tesla is the best. YO MAMMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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  48. Anonymous5:52 AM

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  49. Anonymous5:52 AM

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  50. you guys are so fricking stupid no one cares about you or those damn scintists dumn ass

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  51. also if anyone wanted your shit to eat id just go to your mom for some bitch

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  52. Anonymous10:03 PM

    It is a difficult task to pick 10 great scientists among many greats. I think NEWTON & EINSTEIN are top two in the list. But what about MAX PLANCK, ARCHIMEDIS, HEISENBERG. There is no meaning of the list leaving off them.

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  53. Anonymous6:36 PM

    What about Ibn Sina(980-1037 AD)?

    He wrote a book that is has been used for centuries. The books he wrote were "Kitab al-Shifa" and Al-Qanun fi al-Tibb which extends over a million words. Al-Qanun fi al-Tibb is known as Canon in the West. In his book he wrote important original contribution including advances such as recognition of the contagious nature of phthisis and tuberculosis; distribution of diseases by water and soil, and interaction between psychology and health. In addition to describing pharmacological methods, the book described 760 drugs and became the most authentic medical material of the era. He was also the first to describe meningitis and made rich contributions to anatomy, gynaecology and child health.He was the most famous physician, philosopher, encyclopedist, mathematician and astronomer of his time.

    Why is he not in this?

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  54. mikelso2:33 PM

    I am an American, but your list too European/American! What about:

    1) Jabir ibn Hayyan (c. 721–c. 815), who has been widely referred to as the "father of chemistry",

    2) Al-Jazari (1136-1206), who has been described as the "father of modern day engineering" and the "father of robotics",

    3) Al-Zahrawi (936-1013), who is considered the father of modern surgery,

    and the most blatant omission...

    4) James Clerk Maxwell (1831–1879), who is considered by many physicists to be the scientist of the nineteenth century most influential on twentieth century physics. His contributions to physics are considered by many to be of the same magnitude as those of Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein.

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  55. In response to mikelso - I don't think many westerners (that don't have any relation to the east) would recognize eastern scientists as worthy contributors to science as we know it today. The media usually only pick out people they can use and "Pop Science" is born. As you mentioned there, some scientist, one is known to be from the Golden Age of Islam. There are other Chinese scientists that have also helped change the world of science. I once read an article that had a comment from one of the first lecturer at the University of Cambridge. He believed that while English medicine was still in the primitive, Muslim scholars had already discovered the fundamentals of Modern Medicine and had long since begun to educate others in the practice of medicine. So much so that he took back their skill and it became part of University Syllabus. But no one mentions that.

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  56. Anonymous3:10 AM

    What the FUCK!!! Bose is doing in this list. Is he a bigger scientist than Faraday or Tesla or Fermi or Oppenheim. He is just a third class scientist compared to these great men and does not deserve their company.
    This list is polluted by his presence.

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  57. Mr. Fyookar9:20 PM

    How about Mr. Fucker (fyoo-kar), the greatest scientist of all time. How could you forget him?

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  58. Anonymous6:13 AM

    WHAT ABOUTS MONKEY WALK INTO BUSH GWBush

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  59. Anonymous6:18 AM

    O Gorge Wiemski Bushantos STFU KID

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  60. Satyendra Nath Bose another bengali scintist shld be included
    cuz einstein gt de nobel prize fr
    Bose–Einstein condensate which means bose also had a lot contribution behind dis
    nd edison shld go
    he is a bloody thief
    nicola shld come in
    stephen hawki shld go as well

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  61. Anonymous4:13 PM

    wow.. poor author.. i guess you did put a target on yourself for just listing 10 great scientists of the world. but heck, give the guy/gal a break.. it doesn't say "top 10.."

    made a lot geeks out there angry.

    other than that, no comment on the list.

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  62. King Llazarus10:21 AM

    how about going back to school and learning the basics? :)) you are PATHETIC

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  63. Anonymous11:41 AM

    If we were to list "currently living" great scientists, I would have to include Richard Dawkins to the growing pile. Not that he is that great of a scientist, but I admire him for being such a great Athiest. Yeah...

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  64. Anonymous2:51 PM

    You moron..where did u copy this list from? If you had any idea what you have put up you would have included Nikola Tesla.. Take a look at his enormous contributions and his desire to lighten up the entire world with free energy. He was a great human being. Sucker J.P Morgon suppressed him for financial benefits. Nikola Tesla is my number ONE.

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  65. Lol!you have no idea either about science or history.Tesla is considered to be the biggest contributor to practical physics and einstein to the theoretical physics.
    Besides these Da Vinci is considered to be the most-multi talented man.So skip apart the multi talented part,but still he was hell of a scientist.Vinci devised the model of a flying machine in his times which we today know as a helicopter.

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  66. Anonymous2:12 PM

    you are leaving out james clerk maxwell, father of electromagnetism

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  67. Anonymous6:47 PM

    It is very hard to compose a list like this. How do we judge? Different times, different scientific breakthroughs.
    Definitely, is a big omission not to have Nikola Tesla on this list and incorrect to claim that Marconi invented radio. Mainly everything in modern electricity generation and transmission was invented by Tesla. Relative to Edison’s glorification just dig out bit deeper and you will find that he intently put on fire Tesla's laboratory in order to destroy his work at the time. So, greatest scientists do that?

    Yes, I agree that most of these guys (and what about gals?) have done major contribution to the human civilization and our planet, but we need to be open minded and truthful when creating lists like this/

    Just for reference to find more about Tesla and his scientific contribution to the modern era please visit:

    http://www.pbs.org/tesla/ll/ll_whoradio.html

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  68. Jarryd1:10 AM

    LOL! dude im in year 8 and i know more about science than the stupid autrher of this crap blog...
    omfg!!!
    Go back to school u dumb no life cant even get the top ten scientists right!!!

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  69. Jarryd1:16 AM

    God u dumb crap.
    go back to bloody scholl u wierdo!!!
    Dude im in bloody year 8 and i bloody know more than u.
    omfg!!! lol!!! Rolf!!!

    U are a stupid author and go back to fucking school!

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  70. Anonymous7:49 PM

    I far as I can see you are all a bunch of losers... WHEN did the auther say TOP TEN scientists. He just says ten top scientists. So instead of being pricks picking at the list. READ the heading.

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  71. Anonymous11:46 AM

    why you left great muslim scientists.you say that newton ia great scientist but trueth is this he was thief who theft many theories and ideas of great muslim scientist Bu Ali Sina

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  72. John Shaheer11:52 AM

    IF THESE 10 SCIENTISTS WOULD ALIVE THEN I WOULD FUCK THEM

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  73. Marconi was a phony.

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  74. Charles Babbage?
    (computating engine)

    Tim Berners Lee? (world wide web)

    Alan Turing? (enigma code breaker/mathmatician/father of the moder computer)

    Frank Whittle? (inventor of the jet engine)

    oh look....

    All Englishmen!!!

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  75. Anonymous1:18 PM

    Thanks!

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  76. Anonymous1:22 PM

    Thales, Lavoiser, Democritus, Mendel, Grosseteste, Joule, Maxwell, Bohr...these are the best ones!!!!

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  77. Anonymous9:10 PM

    thanks for your contributions..

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  78. I FIND IT INTERESTING THAT AMONG SO MANY SMART PEOPLE NO ONE HAS MENTIONED GREGORY BATESON

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  79. B.W.POWERS7:41 AM

    I FIND IT INTERESTING THAT AMONG SO MANY SMART PEOPLE NO ONE HAS MENTION GREGORY BATESON

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  80. b.w powers7:45 AM

    Among so many smart people I find it interesting that no one has mentioned Gregory Bateson.

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  81. B.W.POWERS8:45 AM

    I FIND IT INTERESTING THAT AMONG SO MANY SMART PEOPLE NO ONE HAS MENTIONED GREGORY BATESON

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  82. Anonymous10:03 PM

    i agree with einstein, newton, galilei, and so on, but you forgot maxwell and bohr. what about plank? he should be on.

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  83. This list was poorly made, for one thing Aristotle is not the greatest scientist there he wasn't even a true scientist. A scientist is some one who studies a certain object or theory and expriments to test his theory to see if its true. He was a philosopher and if you remember from history Greek philosophers mainly assumed and barely expriemented, and most his theroies were false. So to make a long story short, he shouldn't be up there because he wasn't a true scientist. He my friends, was a joke, the only good he has ever done was encourage people to test his theories.

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  84. Anonymous6:49 PM

    This is the shame!!! You haven't put Nikola Tesla , who is the greatest of them all. You have put Edison, Marconi... but actually Nikola Tesla is the man who invented the 20th century. I think you should show the respect to him...

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  85. Anonymous12:21 PM

    how do hawkings theory of oscillating universe come to exist?.. because when matter and anti-matter come to an equal amount. the thing can happen is unpredictable... it may can convert to an high energy particles or some thing?....................

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  86. I'm 16, you disappoint the youth. Who ever wrote this need’s spell check and a physics book!

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  87. Anonymous2:07 AM

    Firstly, where is Paul Dirac. He has to be up there. He is one of the youngest winners of the Noble Prize, came up with early quantum theory and formulated the dirac equations.

    Secondly, Niels Bohr. Atomic Structure and quantum mechanics.

    Thirdly, Max Plank. The founder of Quantum Theory.

    Fourthly, Marie Curie, won the noble price in two areas. Only person to do that. One of the most successful women scientist ever.

    Rutherfud, Noble, Fermi, Schrödinger, Hooke, Pauli, Joule, Hubble all could be there.

    The only people on that list from the world of Maths, Chemistry and Physics should have been awarded the Noble Prize. That shows that their research has been proven and their work recognised. So Hawking shouldnt be their yet. Newton, Galileo should be there but the Noble Prize wasnt around at their time.

    And finally, whoever posted that stupid comment saying without Edison we would be in the dark is absoluty rubbish. As soon as any SCIENTIST realised about electrons they would have had a light bulb up in seconds. And Edison is hardly a scientist and even if he is he isnt in the same league as Einstein, Newton, Dirac, Darwin etc.

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  88. Anonymous4:51 AM

    "LET THERE NEWTON BE!" and all was light.
    Alexander Pope

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  89. Mallik9:57 AM

    Dont forget Alexander Fleming,Watson and Crick...they changed the world into a better place too............

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  90. Anonymous3:50 PM

    Alan Turing and Marie Curie should be definately recognised as great scientists !!

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  91. Anonymous5:29 AM

    Bose was undoubtedly one of the greatest scientist of all time.

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  92. Anonymous2:34 AM

    good work

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  93. Anonymous11:50 AM

    Edison was not a scientist ! A scientist applies the scientific method, for which he never did.

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  94. Anonymous1:45 PM

    Satyendra Nath Bose another Indian scintist he must shld be included
    cuz einstein gt de nobel prize fr
    Bose–Einstein condensate which means bose also had a lot contribution behind dis
    nd edison shld be thrown out of this list
    he is a bloody thief
    nicola shld come in.,.,

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  95. Anonymous4:47 AM

    hey what about lady scientists

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  96. Anonymous1:52 PM

    read more and get more knowledge , before writing about this .The writer is not aware of science

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  97. Anonymous3:25 PM

    I kNOW buH as My RESEArcH iN aLBErt EINstein WAS A deserving PErsonality an Isaac NEwtON an MAY be KEPler AN PRIESTLy AS u KNWWWWW ........

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  98. Anonymous7:10 AM

    i know that no one could belive me. but only i want to tell you that i have invented a chamber from which a person can reach at least 5000km in just 1 minisecond.i have named it as speedy chamber. i have got this knowlage from thomas edisons theary.

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  99. I definitely agree with the Newton, Galilei, Darwin and Pasteur picks. Although Aristotle made major contributions to modern day science he did place much hesitancy against one of the greatest scientists, Democritus. He punished Democritus for hypothesizing about the existence of matter. He came up with the "atmos particles" that later developed into the atomic theory. But he was punished just because this contradicted Aristotles theory about the four elements.
    And what about Nikola Tesla?
    Dmitri Mendeleev?
    Max Planck?
    Schrodinger?

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  100. Anonymous3:51 AM

    What about Paul Dirac, the great British Theoretical Physicist?

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  101. Anonymous12:44 PM

    if your going to write a thing like this talk properly or we just assume your stupid because smart people will spell things in full sentences not with shortcuts

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  102. Anonymous2:07 PM

    this is easily one of the most pathetic things i have ever seen. have you read any books before typing this up or did u just do it from the movies uve seen. first of all, you should look at who invented what exactly. not to mention what is important and what is just cool. thers a difference buddy. also where the heck is tesla. he is more influential than all of these people put together, doubtlessly the greatest scientist of all time. edison should be in the list of 10 greatest manipulators of all time along with hitler. marconi... i don't even understand why you are mentioning him... he didnt do sht excpet steal tesla's patent for the radio. read up nd redo this list

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  103. Anonymous3:38 PM

    WHO SAID THE WORD "FUCK" AGAINST BOSE??HE IS A BUSTARD OF NO KNOWLEDGE.J.C BOSE & S.N.BOSE MUST BE IN THE LIST ALONG WITH TESLA & FARADAY

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  104. Anonymous3:00 PM

    There is no one like Nikola Tesla. This text put minor scientists on the list who can not compare to Tesla by knowledge.
    What about Ruder Boskovic? What about Avicenna?

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  105. Anonymous2:33 PM

    u people fail. all of you whining and saying this list suks. just shut up and accept that history is made by those who now how to take advantage of others. it doesn't matter whether Edison did or didn't really invent the light bulb. IT DOESNT MATTER!

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  106. Anonymous2:53 PM

    u all posers wot bout aryabhatta who invented zero...without him dere wld hav bin no computers n internet whr u guys are fucking eachothr over grammer, spelling mistakes n patent rights...stop complaining bout these gr8 scientists work as u cn neva come close to dem..now gudbye n let me work on the master equation of the universe..
    saurav bose
    india

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  107. Anonymous7:09 PM

    omg u guys r lik so retarted u guys r all nerds lik realy mi dog knows more then this

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  108. Anonymous8:28 PM

    scientist are so very mart because they can imbesttigate the anoun thing in the univers but o hard because it i use of many hours and years to discover the things in the univers and so on

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  109. Anonymous10:38 AM

    This is truly upsetting. You can go ahead and name a thousand scientists who did great things in the last 100 years. But most of them would not have been anywhere close to greatness without the works of Maxwell.

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  110. JB ROX9:45 AM

    My Favourite Scienctists are...........
    - Benjamin Franklin
    - Galileo
    - Alexander Graham Bell
    - Thomos Edison
    - Sir Isaac Newton
    - Albert Einstein
    - AND JUSTIN BIEBERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!1
    BIEBER FEVER! LOLZ

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  111. Anonymous7:19 PM

    Hey you lot. You are all overlooking one of the greatest minds and communicators of semiconductor physics, and that is one no less than Britney Spears!

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  112. Anonymous3:57 PM

    The beautiful ones are not yet born

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  113. Anonymous9:18 PM

    you should put all the scientist than make them 10
    because they contribute in world of inventions, chemistry and in science and technology

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  114. Anonymous9:22 AM

    i agree with newton,hawking, Einstein.......but what about tesla ?

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  115. Anonymous3:51 PM

    You can all argue about Edison and Tesla, but without Michael Faraday none of there developments would have happened.His inventions of electromagnetic rotary devices formed the foundation of electric motor technology, and it was largely due to his efforts that electricity became viable for use in technology.
    Tim - Australia
    PS. Please do some research.

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  116. Anonymous11:03 PM

    What about Aryabhatta!!!.. He had discovered that the Earth revolves around sun, In 2 B.C.. Retards, Sad of u..

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  117. Anonymous9:02 AM

    how about Robert Hooke who made microscopic lenses , postulated hooke's law and discovered the cells.Also he wrote a book called MICROGRAPHIA -ernest,NIGERIA

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  118. Aristotle was really a very good scientist and no one has the capacity to compete him based on his innovations and based on his philosophy.
    IT'S REALLY PRAISEWORTHY .

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  119. Anonymous9:42 AM

    ha ha

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  120. I'd say Michael Faraday was the greatest scientist considering his limited education and his influence on our way of life today. The father of electro-magnatism.

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  121. Anonymous11:21 AM

    real funny

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  122. Anonymous9:45 AM

    I LIKE HISTORY

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  123. Anonymous9:46 AM

    I HATE HISTORY IT IS A BUNCH OF DEAD PEOPLE WHY DO WE EVEN HAVE TO LEARN IT

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  124. Anonymous8:07 PM

    You are all idiots, Al Gore is the greatest scientist of all for figuring out everything about Global Warming without any scientific training at all.
    RADY

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  125. Anonymous10:50 AM

    How can we even think of living a easy life without scientist like Michael Faraday, without him we would have living in utmost dark world.

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  126. Anonymous6:05 AM

    This is funny list.. Where is Mendeleyv??

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  127. Anonymous3:02 PM

    it is an unvalid listing..

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  128. Anonymous1:22 AM

    Yeah, no Leonardo da Vinci and no Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev. I like all the electricity and radio guys, but I wouldn't put two of each on a list of ten, get real! Thanks for including Charles Darwin and Galileo Galilei, someone's gotta pull their own weight, thought I wouldn't kick Aristotle, Newton and Einstein out either.

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  129. Anonymous9:55 AM

    only the best one is almighty Allah and all others are Allah's creature .. :)

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  130. Anonymous11:15 PM

    Its very gud
    Newton rocks!!!!!
    No one can be like him

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  131. where is.......Abu Rayhan Biruni he is a father of chemistry,,,,,and a great mathematical and Many Muslim scientists excelled in astronomy....

    hahaha i officially announce that....list iz incomplete....XxX

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  132. ameya5:11 AM

    The best is richard Feynmann and MIchio Kaku

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  133. Anonymous10:45 AM

    ALL OF U GUYS R JST FUKIN RETARTED N DIS IS COMING FROM A 12 YEER OLD FORGET THEM THERE DEAD ITZ NOT LIKE THEY WERE UR FAMILY THAT WOULD BE DIFFRENT! TAKE DIS ADVICE DNT EVER GO 2 GRIFFIN MIDDLE SKOOL!

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  134. Anonymous5:15 PM

    Tesla was an amazing Austrian Scientist, genius maybe.

    I think Rutherford and Schrodinger should be on the list.

    There's not many Americans on the list is there! Then again, they haven't really contributed to the world of Science; all they do is entice the best scientists from other countries to work at their universities and then say "yeah dude, we did that, god bless america" hahaha joke country, no history! mwahahahahaha

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  135. Anonymous11:48 AM

    Tesla man, where is Tesla

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  136. Anonymous5:08 PM

    Middle school students could make a better list. This list should be destroyed.

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  137. Anonymous5:11 PM

    Really? This list is pitiful.

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  138. GENTLEMEN,

    EXACTLY WHAT CONTRIBUTIONS HAVE BEEN BY DARWIN, EINSTEIN, HAWKINS TO THIS PLANET?

    MOST IF NEWTONS CLASSICAL THEORIES ARE PROVED WRONG WITH THE ADVENT OF QUANTUM PHYSICS!

    EDISON AND MARCONI ARE THIEVES-- OF THE FIRST ORDER.

    THIS LIST OF ALL THOSE WHO WANT TO PISS ON THE GRAVES OF EDISON AND MARCONI ,RUN INTO NEARLY A BILLION.

    SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT A SUPER GENIUS AND A TRUE MARTYR BY THE NAME OF NIKOLA TESLA.

    CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL
    ..

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  139. HAIL TESLA

    DID EDISON UNDERSRAND SCIENCE?

    WHAT CONTRIBUTIONS HAVE BEEN MADE BY HAWKINS, DARWIN, EINSTEIN TO THIS PLANET?

    MARCONI WAS A THIEF.

    NEWTON IS ALREADY CONSIGNED TO THE DUSTBIN OF SCIENCE HISTORY!

    CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL

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  140. Anonymous4:51 AM

    Can you tall me has the universe end?

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  141. Anonymous5:59 PM

    WTF??? Why can't anyone appreciated science nowadays!? All u people care about is like Why isn't telsa on here or edison is such a jerk, but I'll tell u, without these people, We'd all be like dead! edison invented the phonograph, hawking discovered a quantum theory adn black holes, darwin discovered evolution, louis pasteur found medicine, newton discovered gravity, gallileo invented the telescope, and einstein came up with two theories of relativities and a formula E= mc2!!!
    So y'all better brighten up and stop acting like jerk faces!

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  142. Anonymous6:03 PM

    FYI Capt. Ajit Vadakayil, Einstein came up with two theories of relativity and a formula! If u can do this, sure. But if u dan't, just shut up!

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  143. Anonymous5:56 AM

    tesla deserve to be in top 10 inventors

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  144. Anonymous8:33 AM

    The article on Pasteur talks about destroying microbes by "hitting" food. I think that is a typo and should read "heating" instead of "hitting".

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  145. Anonymous1:55 PM

    aryabhatta,barahomihir....gr88 scientist of all time...njoy

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  146. Anonymous6:36 AM

    no tesla!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.... so bad...... he is the greatest inventor of the last century........

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  147. Anonymous10:23 PM

    Just now i'd watch history cc about science and islam..andfor what i can conclude,almost all research and scientific proved run by these guy are from the muslim's scientist such as ibn sina,al battani (which newton came out the gravity theory with) and much more..but since the books of their research are claimed to be burn during the crusade war,no one find any evidence about their researches although some of it are still scattered in whole part of the world..

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  148. Anonymous12:56 AM

    Nikola Tesla, Richard Feynman, Thomas Young; definitely should be on the list... My name is connie.

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  149. sampan6:19 AM

    james clerk maxwell,richard feynman,tesla of modern time and charaka ,al beruni (ancient and middle age)is not in the list but marconi who never revealed the truth for which bose was deprived of nobel prize untill ieee in 1998 published the paper through which it was proved that bose was the real inventor of wireless connection; is in the list.also most of aristotle's theology later proved to be wrong- which was calculated properly by ancient time indian astronomy specialist and mathematician barahamihir.

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  150. Anonymous12:57 PM

    im from a nerd school and even im not nerdy enough to get mad at the website for "forgetting" some scientists. If you already think you know some of the "most important scientists" then why are you on this website? Everyone has an opinion, obviously the creator of this website thinks that these scientists (in his/her opinion) are the most important ones, again its his/her opinion, not yours, if you don't agree then make your own website, don't critize his/hers! Jeez everyone's a critic!!!!!

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  151. Anonymous3:21 AM

    Tesla should be on this list. Your list is stupid. Darvin? Howking? Edison? They are your idols? Amh... Go cure youself! You need help!

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  152. Anonymous10:41 PM

    What about George Bus for inventing stupidity

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  153. Anonymous10:37 AM

    Charles Darwin should be removed from the list. His theory of Evolution is non-sense and is of no use at all, just to satisfy some human minds who don't believe in God. James Clerk Maxwell, who's theory of Electromagnetism (Maxwell Equation) is considered to be equally great as to Einstein's theory of Relativity should be in the list; his hipothesis of the existence of electromagnetic wave is a pioneer of the advancement of telecommunication and other practices which we now enjoy. One other name that I suggest to be in the list : Michael Faraday, a great experimental scientist whose his invention of dynamo pioneered current electric generators, with which we enjoy their usefulness.

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  154. Anonymous4:30 PM

    To put Thomas Edison as among the top 10 Scientists instead of Nikola Tesla is to me absurd,In my opinion this man has impacted our daily lives more than any other scientist.He layed the foundation for the Modern world.Einstein gave us equations what Tesla gave us was something much more tangible.

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  155. Anonymous2:25 PM

    where is Tesla!!!

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  156. Anonymous7:44 AM

    anonymous!
    yah! maybe the greatest scientist today is the young scientist that were born with a lot of books,theories and many principles and foundation laid before them.

    I have a question to everyone and here it is.....
    1. what if einstein was born before newton,faraday and maxwell? does he can formulate the E=MC^2? if your answer is yes. may be you are the abnormal mentally retarded person ever known in this planet.

    on my opinion on who is the great scientist? my answer is a scientist who became a scientist without a foundation basis that he/she device or discovered by himself. may be these scientist are Aristotle,Archimedes,ptolemy,Phythagoras,Kepler,copernicus,Galilei....these scientist are remarkably brilliant though after them the great scientist born in a century interval was newton and eintein.


    but I give more credit to newton because he discovered a very difficult theories and inventions in somewhat ancient times and he revolutionized the science and lead us to the modern era.

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  157. Anonymous8:45 AM

    what about Henry Ford

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  158. Anonymous1:23 PM

    Where the hell is Matt?

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  159. where of Alhazen, Avennathan, and Avenetan the first scientist of world in optic and mathematical?

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  160. where Alhazen, Avennathan, and Avenetan the first sientist islamic in the world for optic,sight and mathematical?

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  161. How do u feel to forget about..........Avecenna, Averoes, and Avenpace.......I dont understand...these people were much before these people giveing fundamental contrubution...when europe was still in dark ages..........

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  162. Anonymous12:17 AM

    Well, I think they should had given Einstein earlier in the list.
    About Darwin and Marconi, they were good, in fact very very good, and I respect them highly, but they are just not good enough to be in the list.
    I also think that Franklin , too, should had been in the list.

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  163. where is Tesla man

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  164. Anonymous1:32 AM

    Aryabhatta?

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  165. Anonymous1:46 PM

    You know what? Fuck this. If you don't like his choosing, make your own goddamn list. Link it to your post so that anyone can see it and the morons who just spit out shit for everyone to see. By the way, sent2null is too smart for this page. Everyone except him just shut the fuck up because you don't know what you're talking about.
    Fuck Youuuuuuuu!!!!!!

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  166. Anonymous5:15 AM

    I am not a muslim, but I was shocked that the list does not contains any muslim scientists.
    I respect all of the scientists you mentioned, they were all remarkable, great, genius, extraordinary men.
    But you must know that, most of these scientists owned their lives to one guy, who is not mentioned by any of you:
    IBN SINA (AVICENNA) : He invited about 750 different medicines and found cures to more than 20 different deathly diseases, and wrote a book "The Canon of Medicine" as the elemantary rock of modern medicine.

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  167. Anonymous11:35 AM

    HEY HOW CAN U FORGET


















    MICHEL JACKSON!!! U ROTEN PIG SHITS

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  168. what the fuck!!! Why nikola tesla, our greatest scientist and inventor were not included. Einstein, Marconi and Edison are bullshit. they beat tesla. Much of his work, theory was not realized because of them.

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  169. Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose is great than Guglielmo Marchese Marconi because Sir jagadish chandra Bose live in a non free, poor country and he is a teacher so he can not patent his inventions

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  170. Anonymous8:09 PM

    TESLA MUST BE WHORSHIPPED

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  171. Seriously man, lots of mistakes,...biggest to ignore Nikola Tesla...I think greatest of all times...

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  172. Anonymous9:17 AM

    Einstein STOLE all his theories and ideas from a greek scientist named Karatheodoris.

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  173. Anonymous10:34 PM

    Who Have FB? LIke My Page Please!

    http://www.facebook.com/solarsystemplanets..

    thanks!!

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  174. wat do u think about "the Aryabhata" who discover zero, pie, arithmetic, algebra, plane trigonometry, and spherical trigonometry. It also contains continued fractions, quadratic equations, sums-of-power series, and a table of sines at 499 CE, when he was 23 years old only. he was a great mathematician-astronomer.............

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  175. Anonymous8:32 PM

    y do u ppl fight for oders....luk in2 ur own life..!!!! wer u stand...dont compare oders....

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  176. Anonymous1:29 PM

    This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

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  177. Anonymous1:35 PM

    where is prabhpreet singh...the gr8 scientist of modern india???

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  178. I think Neils Bohr should definitely be in an list of the top Scientists of all time.

    His work on Atomic structure and the modelling of the atom. Are the pretty important to all scientists from Physics - Chemistry!

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  179. Anonymous9:00 PM

    what about prabhpreet singh????

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  180. Many are missing, there cannot be just 10 great scientist.

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  181. Anonymous2:12 AM

    good but too short have to have more information

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  182. Anonymous4:55 PM

    who cares? these are at least scientists! i bet he was trying to help u guys to just find some cool scientist and do a report on it to get a A+!!! give this man/girl some respect for at least trying to help u guys out! geez...

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  183. Anonymous4:56 PM

    pokemon rocks
    if u dont agree u stink

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  184. Anonymous10:52 AM

    HEY WHAT ABOUT THE GREAT MAN OF ALL THE TIME AND HISTORY ... LEO NARDO DAVINCI THE GREATEST SCIENTIST OF ALL TIME

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  185. Anonymous1:01 AM

    you blody....
    you are mad...
    non sence..

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  186. Anonymous11:09 AM

    WOW! I don't know if I have ever seen so many factual errors in one report. Hawking's Big Bang Theory!? I don't think so. Nikola Tesla not on the list? This is an amazingly incorrect and misinforming article.

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  187. Anonymous11:36 AM

    What about Ibn al-Haytham - Optics without him would have been theoretical only

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  188. Mohith12:32 AM

    What about C.V Raman. He is the discoverer of Raman effect ???
    And moreover, according to me, Albert Einstein had to be place at the first and then the next should have been Issac Newton.

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  189. Anonymous1:02 AM

    nikola tesla must be on the list

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  190. Anonymous6:49 PM

    Planck need to be on the list. He doesnt get the credit he deserves.

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  191. I am a indian and i like all this scientist mentioned here and i have studied about their life and invention in school. I am very thanks to this scientist who helped in the development of science and knowledge to reach new heights. those who don't like science then you are definitely an animal who don't have brain But also believe on God Jesus

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  192. Anonymous10:32 AM

    What about Michio Kaku. He's a scientist who has discovered almost every sci-fi element in the world today how it could be made. Like how to build a lightsaber, how to build a starship, how to build a force field, how to travel through time and between dimensions. So I think he is also one of "the Greats".

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  193. dear editor don't worry about the useless comments. atleast one fellow should inspire from this article. that's enough. good job. thanks a lot

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  194. Anonymous2:02 AM

    Alan Turing is at the very least the least credited of all ther most brilliant scientists in the world. Not only did he invent the computer (or in any case the concept of the computer), but he also predicted Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms, things that we are slowly starting to grasp right now. He definetely deserves his spot.

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  195. how about Ibn-Ul-Haitham who made Camera on that time just think

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  196. Anonymous8:56 AM

    generally prof. albert eistein was great scientist in the world. his inventions are being used in todays life. further more new searches are based on his theories.

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  197. Anonymous8:28 PM

    GOOD

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  198. Anonymous3:15 AM

    my fav list:
    Issac Newton
    Albert Einstein
    James Clerk Maxwell
    Claude Shannon
    Nicoli Tesla,
    Thomas Edison
    Crick and Watson
    Paul Dirac
    Heisenberg
    Richard Fennyman
    Charles Darwin
    Satyendranath Bose

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  199. Anonymous11:38 AM

    This is something you expect from a West-centred school textbook from the Cold War era, combined with layman's knowledge of science, and who knows what else.
    There are three things to consider when making such a list:
    1. Importance and extent of work (essentially, a lot of correct stuff=good marks),
    2. Impact of that work (in this category the not-so-correct can score highly if there were justifiable reasons for the theories being incorrect (you can't blame Aristotle for not having gotten much right; his importance is of another nature).
    Clearly these two categories are often opposing.
    3. Other things that might help in finding a balance between 1 and 2. and, not to mention, an abandonment of the 'there must be at least one American on the list' policy (by all means, have 5 if you want, but if you do, then pick the ones that deserve it. A BUSINESSMAN, that Edison was, is NOT a Scientist worthy of this honour, regardless of how important his cultural impact on your society). And Hawking? Above Pasteur, no less! Mr. Hawking might have appeared on Simpsons, but he is neither one of top ten, nor, indeed, the first among living scientist, either. The exclusion of scientists dealing with the less fashionable areas of scientific research, in favour of some third class scientific celebrities is another thing one must avoid. I PUT ALL this under one category, but it's of no less importance than 1 and 2. ..

    What you have above, is a list that has at least 3 truly unworthy candidates (first, and foremost, Marconi, guilty of plagiarism; Edison, not even top 3 among Americans, let alone top 10 of all time! Hawking; please, this is an insult to every living scientist. If you are going to select a living scientist, then, surely you should select the BEST living one (and, no, that isn't him).
    -Nikola Tesla, yet again unfairly sidelined (as he has been for years, out of various reasons.
    He is, surely, in the top 3 (if for no otehr reason, then the amount and breadth of his work.
    -Marie Curie (surely she faired better Tesla. Do I need to talk of her work?)
    -Max Planc (again, need I explain?)
    -Neils Bohr (one of the giants)
    All four great scientists, all four among the more modern scientists of non-Anglo-Saxon origin, which is interesting. Far be it for me to call this biased, but when faced with something of this sort, the thought does cross one's mind...

    Another thing must be noted. Modern scientist (I speak, primarily, of those within the last 200, or so, years; scientists from the transitional period, such as Galilei, Newton; and 'scientists' such as Aristotle; CANNOT be put under the same hat, nor can their respective contributions be compared (ESPECIALLY it the case of the latter)).

    Another thing to note is total absence of any scientists from the wider world, who, in their day, had far more correct world-views that Aristotle, who's importance is, none the less, of another nature, and very much real.

    So, should I say, a highly unscientific selection.. the mere idea that a topic such as this can be covered in a 'top 10' form, much like one would in listing best banana producers, is preposterous, and insulting...

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  200. wer r
    schrodinger,heisenberg,pauli,max plank,linus pauling,watson n crick, bohr, dirac,karl landsteiner,lui pascher n all(still i cant remember other giants)????....
    der discoveries r also important....

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