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Old 09-16-2012, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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While many great women scientists are omitted from this, you get the point.

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Old 09-16-2012, 09:01 PM
 
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Does the OP really think we are all teenie boppers?

No, what's the point?

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Old 09-17-2012, 07:04 AM
 
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It's a case of choosing Mind over Mutter. Age is irrelevant.
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:24 AM
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<shrug> Guess I must not be a hero worshipper. Only four of those faces were immediately recognizable to me, and I really don't care.
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Westwood, MA
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Who complains about hero worshiping scientists? No one I know.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:07 PM
 
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Whoooosh!
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:17 AM
 
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My point is that too many young people (No I don't think you are all teeny boppers) can't even recognize these very important scientists. I feel a responsibility to make these faces, names and their contributions known.
Just wondering what we as adults are doing to educate those who don't seem to care. It is more than just a parental responsibility, it is a societal responsibility. Do you not agree?
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:08 PM
 
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Or that worship NASCAR drivers, middle aged (and older people) that see them as gods or something. Knew a guy in his late 50's that couldn't go to work for days after Dale Earnhart was killed he was so upset.
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:28 PM
 
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I agree no kudzu, it is a sad testimonial to the times.
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:06 PM
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I don't see Bill Nye as a "very important scientist" any more than I see Brian Williams as the font of proper journalism. Nye seems to be a nice guy, does a lot of good, but is not in the league of top men, IMO. Sagan wrote a lot, but his career was part science part show biz. Tesla was a genius, pure and simple. The Feynman pic is not one I'm familiar with. I DIDN'T see Oppie, or a number of other heavyweights.

More to the point, hero worship in general doesn't have a lot to recommend it.
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