Thursday, September 28, 2006

Greatest Scientist of All Time

While we're on the "greatest" kick, I thought i'd post on the greatest scientist who ever lived.

Of course just about everybody will say it is Einstein. But I disagree. Yeah, he was a monster, no doubt about it. Space is curved!! Gravity is the warping of spacetime!! Time slows down as you approach the speed of light!! Mass and energy are interconvertible!! Heavy, heavy stuff. But I maintain that the physicists always get more recognition just because the stuff is math heavy, and the common person goes, "oooh, look at all the math!!" Einstein is definitely up there, but he's not the greatest.

Possibly greater than Einstein was Newton. I mean, the dude invented calculus just to be able to figure out some of his equations. And I hear he was a real bastard, too. But if Newton was around today he'd probably make Einstein look like a 3rd grader.

How about Aristotle?? Nah, he spent too much time hanging out with boys. Those wacky Greeks.

How about Shrodinger? The dude was instrumental in devising quantum mechanics, the currently accepted model of particle physics.

I'm sick of the physicists, though. No, the greatest scientist of all time is not a physicist. In fact, there's probably not a single equation in all his work. I dont' think he even did an experiment in a laboratory, ever. All he did was look around and observe.

I'm talking about Charles Darwin. The greatest.

Darwin figured out the most important question of all time....who is man. He figured out why we are here and how we got here.

And people STILL can't accept it. It can't be true!! There has to be a meaning, a purpose!! We were put here for a reason!! It's still on trial. It's still being refuted. Even DNA sequence homology isn't enough for some people.

I've got news for you, Darwin is right.

4 Comments:

Blogger ''THE GIANT'' said...

There shouldin't even be a debate on this. It definitely has to be Sir Isaac Newton. No scientist has contributed to Mathematics and Science more than him. Eistein could have outcompeted him if only his work had anything to do with what matters most in the lives of even the average individuals; ' I mean, E=mcsquared, who cares? Is there anythingelse that travels anything closer to the speed of light? Probably not. I know you could be thinking about particle physics at CERN...come on, lets be realistic.

Anyway, according to me, Charles Darwin does not even feature in my top ten. The man did great, i don't deny it, but evolution aint any complex. I would have proposed that theory myself.

2:43 PM  
Blogger urmi said...

FOR ""THE GIANT''. PEOPLE USED TO THINK THE SAME WAY AS YOU ABOUT NEWTON.IT TOOK SOME 100 YEARS TO FULLY REALISE THE IMPORTANCE OF HIS WORK.RESEARCHES BY OTHER SCIENTISTS WERE SIGNIFICANTLY MOVED BY HIM.
FOR YOUR KIND INFORMATION THE GREATNESS OF A SCIENTIFIC FIGURE OR A SCIETIFIC ACHIEVEMENT IS NOT COUNT BY THEIR APPLICATION IN THE LIVES OF ''AVERAGE HUMAN BEING'', RATGER BY THE MAGNITUDE OF EFFECT THE WORK HAS ON CONTEMPORARY WORLD AND TIME TO COME. IN BOTH CASES EINSTEIN WILL OUTPERFORM NEWTON.
AND IF YOU ARE ONLY INTERESTED IN ''AVERAGE APPLICATION'', I WOULD LIKE TO INFORM YOU THAT THE COMPUTER WHICH YOUN ARE USING IN WRITING THIS STUFF IS CONSTALY BEING MODERNIZED AND EINSTEIN HAS A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN THAT(QUANTAM COMPUTING).THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE

11:31 PM  
Blogger Conway said...

Urmi,

That's bullshit and you know it.

I mean I like Einstein and all, but he stood on the shoulders of giants. If it weren't for dudes like Isaac Newton, Einstein wouldn't have known his ass from a hole in the ground.

8:18 PM  
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