OT: Top Ten Mad Scientists
MessageI had enough of the cat thread. :)A friend tonight sent me a link from LiveScience.com of the "Top Ten Mad Scientists". I disagree with their list. Here it is, from 10 to 1:Johann Konrad DippelWernher von BraunRobert OppenheimerFreeman DysonRichard FeynmanJack ParsonsJames LovelockNikola TeslaLeonardo da VinciAlbert EinsteinI think da Vinci should be #1 and Einstein should be #2, if only because da Vinci's work has been affecting the world for a much longer time and in much wider ways.However I see some HUGE omissions: Archimedes and Darwin immediately come to mind.And speaking of "mind", how about Claude Shannon, the documenter of little thing called Information Theory???Or the namesake of my hometown -- one Mr. Thomas Alva Edison? (You could argue that he was more of an inventor and R&D guru than "scientist", which would also be true for InfoAge's favorite mad scientist, Gugliemo Marconi.)Or if they want to focus on the "mad" more than the "scientist" part, then I vote for Drs. Brown (time machine out of a DeLorean), Frankenstein (human reanimation), and Honeydew (general chaos at his lab assistant's pain and sacrifice).