20 Most Influential Scientists Alive Today

  • metta

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    Dec 12, 2011 11:32 PM GMT
    20 Most Influential Scientists Alive Today


    http://www.superscholar.org/features/20-most-influential-scientists-alive-today/
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    Dec 13, 2011 3:53 AM GMT
    Eh, I disagree with the list.

    Sure, they all have big discoveries under their belt, but Sanger and Watson really haven't done much recently in terms of major discoveries...
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    Dec 13, 2011 4:03 AM GMT
    Hatter saidSure, they all have big discoveries under their belt, but Sanger and Watson really haven't done much recently in terms of major discoveries...


    I think those two guys are allowed to rest on their earlier laurels. Sanger is probably too busy cleaning his two Nobels to come up with something new to win a third...
  • tautomer

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    Dec 13, 2011 5:15 AM GMT
    Hatter saidEh, I disagree with the list.

    Sure, they all have big discoveries under their belt, but Sanger and Watson really haven't done much recently in terms of major discoveries...


    I more or less agree. They seemed to just go for bigger names then deeper research. Ed Witten is a huge exception to this though.
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    Dec 13, 2011 5:16 AM GMT
    ill be taking his place sooon
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    Dec 13, 2011 5:20 AM GMT
    archon saidill be taking his place sooon
    What if everyone thinks your ideas are fucking rubbish and heresy? icon_wink.gif

    /fateofeverygreatthinkerandphilosopher
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    Dec 13, 2011 6:40 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    archon saidill be taking his place sooon
    What if everyone thinks your ideas are fucking rubbish and heresy? icon_wink.gif

    /fateofeverygreatthinkerandphilosopher


    i don't know... dr. seuss was ecumenically embraced early on
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    Dec 13, 2011 6:48 AM GMT
    does anyone else read noam chomsky's page and just feel utterly pointless in ever attempting intellectual discussion again? what's the point lol, we're clearly nowhere near his level and never will be
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    Dec 13, 2011 7:09 AM GMT
    TWO WOMEN? Seriously, how'd they get the time to work, what with them supporting the careers of their tireless husbands? Oh, and the first guy was slightly more beige than the rest of them. How'd that happen?
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    Dec 13, 2011 7:12 AM GMT
    Uhm, why isn't Dr. Sheldon Cooper on here?
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    Dec 13, 2011 7:14 AM GMT
    Oooo, I think Donald Knuth is a relative of mine. I'll have to check with some of my aunts.
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    Dec 13, 2011 7:51 AM GMT
    I'm admittedly biased since he's from my (now) alma-mater, but I woulda expected to see Frank Rowland on there. He uncovered the connection between CFC emission and ozone depletion in the upper stratosphere. Led to our current state of regulations on the chemicals.