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    Quote Originally Posted by BadOctopus View Post
    I <3 Nikola Tesla. So neurotic, but so brilliant, fascinating, and enigmatic. He played a huge part in the development of technology in the twentieth century.

    Also he was in love with a pigeon. So that's fun.
    ^This.

    Also a personal fan of George Westinghouse, though he was an inventor and supporter of Tesla rather than a true scientist. I forget a lot of what he did, though.

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    I have a little bit of NT blood in me, so I'll permit myself to post in this thread.

    My favorite scientist is I-don't-care. Maybe Newton, because some of his ideas like that equal and opposite thing line up with my independently conceived intuitions. Einstein's theories have more interesting implications, but I find some of those implications so disturbing that I can't exactly call myself a fan.

    My favorite philosopher is Jean-Paul Sartre for Being and Nothingness, Nausea, and No Exit. Ayn Rand is more charismatic to me, but I think she was a lousy philosopher.

    I really don't even like philosophy anymore. I only ever liked it because it gave me creative ideas and occasionally allowed me to imagine I had come up with some important truth. Right now, it mostly just inspires me to come up with the most existentially twisted scenarios imaginable, the kinds of things that make The Trial by Franz Kafka look sane and cozy.
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    I'm not sure who my favorite scientist is.. Maybe Carl Sagan or Francis Bacon.
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    @Obsidius I see you like Wittgenstein. What brings you to mention him in this thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evee View Post
    @Obsidius I see you like Wittgenstein. What brings you to mention him in this thread?
    Well, he was an amazing philosopher! Truly a genius, I love how he toys with language and logic I also love your sig btw, Heidegger is awesome
    Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion man.

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    I can't really give a favourite of either, but Dr Barry Marshall is a bawse scientist who deserves a mention in this thread.

    He famously swallowed a Petri dish of Helicobacter pylori to give himself stomach ulcers to prove there was a causative link between the bacteria and stomach ulcers. He won a Nobel Prize for this 2005.


    He's also Australian. Bawse.
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    Einstein, Tesla, Salk, Hawking, Emmet Doc Brown, etc

    Diogenes, Plato, Lao Tzu, Siddhartha Gautama, Miyagi, etc
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    At heart, I’ll always be a bleeding heart liberal.

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    Schopenhauer and... maybe Darwin.

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    Well, my fav philosopher is Voltaire. What i like about him (besides his books and stuff) is that all portraits and even sculptures of him are smiling!
    fav scientist: Nikola Tesla. The greatest inventor of all time with brilliant ideas. He should've gotten more credit.
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    Inventor/Scientists: Edward Jenner, Guglielmo Marconi, Tesla, De Vinci, Werner Heisenberg

    Philosopher’s: Thomas Hobbes, Francis Bacon, Immanuel Kant, Voltaire

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