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  • Friday, 23 August 2013

    Most Influential 100 Scientists names for babies

    A Ranking of the Most Influential Scientists, Past and Present, Citadel Press (2000), written by John Galbraith Simmons.The list below is from the book The Scientific 100:

    1 Isaac Newton the Newtonian Revolution Anglican (rejected Trinitarianism, i.e., Athanasianism;
    believed in the Arianism of the Primitive Church)
    2 Albert Einstein Twentieth-Century Science Jewish
    3 Neils Bohr the Atom Jewish Lutheran
    4 Charles Darwin Evolution Anglican (nominal); Unitarian
    5 Louis Pasteur the Germ Theory of Disease Catholic
    6 Sigmund Freud Psychology of the Unconscious Jewish; Atheist; Freudian psychoanalysis (Freudianism)

    7 Galileo Galilei the New Science Catholic
    8 Antoine Laurent Lavoisier the Revolution in Chemistry Catholic
    9 Johannes Kepler Motion of the Planets Lutheran
    10 Nicolaus Copernicus the Heliocentric Universe Catholic (priest)
    11 Michael Faraday the Classical Field Theory Sandemanian
    12 James Clerk Maxwell the Electromagnetic Field Presbyterian; Anglican; Baptist
    13 Claude Bernard the Founding of Modern Physiology  
    14 Franz Boas Modern Anthropology Jewish
    15 Werner Heisenberg Quantum Theory Lutheran
    16 Linus Pauling Twentieth-Century Chemistry Lutheran
    17 Rudolf Virchow the Cell Doctrine  
    18 Erwin Schrodinger Wave Mechanics Catholic
    19 Ernest Rutherford the Structure of the Atom  
    20 Paul Dirac Quantum Electrodynamics  
    21 Andreas Vesalius the New Anatomy Catholic
    22 Tycho Brahe the New Astronomy Lutheran
    23 Comte de Buffon l'Histoire Naturelle  
    24 Ludwig Boltzmann Thermodynamics  
    25 Max Planck the Quanta Protestant
    26 Marie Curie Radioactivity Catholic (lapsed)
    27 William Herschel the Discovery of the Heavens Jewish
    28 Charles Lyell Modern Geology  
    29 Pierre Simon de Laplace Newtonian Mechanics atheist
    30 Edwin Hubble the Modern Telescope  
    31 Joseph J. Thomson the Discovery of the Electron  
    32 Max Born Quantum Mechanics Jewish Lutheran
    33 Francis Crick Molecular Biology atheist
    34 Enrico Fermi Atomic Physics Catholic
    35 Leonard Euler Eighteenth-Century Mathematics Calvinist
    36 Justus Liebig Nineteenth-Century Chemistry  
    37 Arthur Eddington Modern Astronomy Quaker
    38 William Harvey Circulation of the Blood Anglican (nominal)
    39 Marcello Malpighi Microscopic Anatomy Catholic
    40 Christiaan Huygens the Wave Theory of Light Calvinist
    41 Carl Gauss (Karl Friedrich Gauss) Mathematical Genius Lutheran
    42 Albrecht von Haller Eighteenth-Century Medicine  
    43 August Kekule Chemical Structure  
    44 Robert Koch Bacteriology  
    45 Murray Gell-Mann the Eightfold Way Jewish
    46 Emil Fischer Organic Chemistry  
    47 Dmitri Mendeleev the Periodic Table of Elements  
    48 Sheldon Glashow the Discovery of Charm Jewish
    49 James Watson the Structure of DNA atheist
    50 John Bardeen Superconductivity  
    51 John von Neumann the Modern Computer Jewish Catholic
    52 Richard Feynman Quantum Electrodynamics Jewish
    53 Alfred Wegener Continental Drift  
    54 Stephen Hawking Quantum Cosmology atheist
    55 Anton van Leeuwenhoek the Simple Microscope Dutch Reformed
    56 Max von Laue X-ray Crystallography  
    57 Gustav Kirchhoff Spectroscopy  
    58 Hans Bethe the Energy of the Sun Jewish
    59 Euclid the Foundations of Mathematics Platonism / Greek philosophy
    60 Gregor Mendel the Laws of Inheritance Catholic (Augustinian monk)
    61 Heike Kamerlingh Onnes Superconductivity  
    62 Thomas Hunt Morgan the Chromosomal Theory of Heredity  
    63 Hermann von Helmholtz the Rise of German Science  
    64 Paul Ehrlich Chemotherapy Jewish
    65 Ernst Mayr Evolutionary Theory atheist
    66 Charles Sherrington Neurophysiology  
    67 Theodosius Dobzhansky the Modern Synthesis Russian Orthodox
    68 Max Delbruck the Bacteriophage  
    69 Jean Baptiste Lamarck the Foundations of Biology  
    70 William Bayliss Modern Physiology  
    71 Noam Chomsky Twentieth-Century Linguistics Jewish atheist
    72 Frederick Sanger the Genetic Code  
    73 Lucretius Scientific Thinking Epicurean; atheist
    74 John Dalton the Theory of the Atom Quaker
    75 Louis Victor de Broglie Wave/Particle Duality  
    76 Carl Linnaeus the Binomial Nomenclature Christianity
    77 Jean Piaget Child Development  
    78 George Gaylord Simpson the Tempo of Evolution  
    79 Claude Levi-Strauss Structural Anthropology Jewish
    80 Lynn Margulis Symbiosis Theory Jewish
    81 Karl Landsteiner the Blood Groups Jewish
    82 Konrad Lorenz Ethology  
    83 Edward O. Wilson Sociobiology  
    84 Frederick Gowland Hopkins Vitamins  
    85 Gertrude Belle Elion Pharmacology  
    86 Hans Selye the Stress Concept  
    87 J. Robert Oppenheimer the Atomic Era Jewish
    88 Edward Teller the Bomb Jewish
    89 Willard Libby Radioactive Dating  
    90 Ernst Haeckel the Biogenetic Principle  
    91 Jonas Salk Vaccination Jewish
    92 Emil Kraepelin Twentieth-Century Psychiatry  
    93 Trofim Lysenko Soviet Genetics Russian Orthodox; Communist
    94 Francis Galton Eugenics  
    95 Alfred Binet the I.Q. Test  
    96 Alfred Kinsey Human Sexuality atheist
    97 Alexander Fleming Penicillin Catholic
    98 B. F. Skinner Behaviorism atheist
    99 Wilhelm Wundt the Founding of Psychology atheist
    100 Archimedes the Beginning of Science Greek philosophy