• Question: who is your favourite scientist ?

    Asked by emilyliampayne to clairemarieroberts, Faye, Martin, Mus, Pete, Adam, Jemma, John, Katie, Lisa, David, Jonathan, Sam on 25 Apr 2012. This question was also asked by lewissid, tiggerific, connorpalmer, charlieroyle.
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      Pete Etchells answered on 25 Apr 2012:


      My favourite scientist is definitely Gru from Despicable Me 😉 In real life though, I would have to say Charles Darwin. His theories of evolution have been such a huge influence on our lives, in so many ways that lots of people don’t even realise, that I don’t know what science would be like nowadays without him. There are thousands and thousands of scientific papers out there that all find their basis in evolution – I sometimes wonder what we’d do without all that knowledge.

      How about you, who’s your favourite scientist? (Apart from me of course!)

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      John Perry answered on 19 Jun 2012:


      I like Professor Farnsworth from Futurama… I like my professors to be mad. Like Pete though, in real life it has to be Darwin. I don’t think anyone has ever explained anything so complex in such a beautifully simple way… and it all makes sense.

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