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Can you name a living scientist?


I first heard this question posed in the media several years ago, when it was reported that most people could not name even one still living. I was taken aback as I had difficulty coming up with a name myself, though I could name many dead ones. Since then I've made a point of trying to remember as least a few that I admire. I will now offer up the name of my favorite living scientist, James Hansen. Hansen, recently retired from NASA, is America's leading climatologist and climate activist. He is author of the book "Storms of My Grandchildren", a must read. Now your turn.

 

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    i scribble 4 years ago

    Good one! I read about him a while back, but wouldn't have remembered the name in a million years!

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    i scribble 4 years ago

    Of course! I meant to mention that people in scientific fields would obviously be able to name scientists, including famous ones. Also meant to say 'No cheating' to find names; just ran out of characters.


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Rod Martin Jr (lone77star) says

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    Laura Schneider 4 years ago

    That's NOT cheating, lone77star! That's totally cool--both that you are both scientists, that you both wrote a book together, and that you both still write significantly!


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    i scribble 4 years ago

    Show off! (jk ) You make some great points, like what are the parameters of who is considered a scientist. I don't remember/know? Richard Feynman, but will look him up.


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Diana F. King-Fyre :: DECEASED, 1962-2014, Rest in Peace (PoeticFailosophy) says

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    i scribble 4 years ago

    Good choice. Of course, I'm familiar with Hawking, but sometimes I have trouble coming up with his name if I haven't heard it lately.


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