• Question: Who was your favourite scientist growing up?

    Asked by pass45cup to Souvik, Sabine, Maria, John, Faye, Armin on 12 Nov 2019. This question was also asked by five45web, zest45gas.
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      Armin Shams answered on 12 Nov 2019: last edited 12 Nov 2019 1:40 pm

      Avicenna (the father of modern medicine, also the most influential philosopher of the pre-modern era)
      Edward Jenner (the first vaccine)
      Khwarizmi (founder of Algebra)

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      Maria McNamara answered on 12 Nov 2019:

      I guess Leonardo da Vinci – he was incredibly talented. What a polymath. He recognised fossils and theorized plate tectonics!

      Also Galileo Galilei. It took guts to stand up to the Catholic establishment and tell that the Earth was NOT at the centre of the universe.