Except for the people who actually know scientists, most folks don’t know what scientists are like. As should be expected, scientists are as varied as professionals in any other field. Just as not all lawyers are blood-sucking leaches (I have a few close lawyer friends), not all scientists have crazy hair and crazier ideas like creating a “human” life.
In an effort to broaden the narrow version many people have of scientists, I’ve created science cards–like baseball cards, without the gum (inside joke for “old” people). There will be a mix of people influential in the sciences presented: legends of yesteryear, living legends, celebri-scientists, science writers, and influential people from the sci-blogosphere. Short of going Bill & Ted, this is will introduce you to some of the best people and minds in the science-verse. (Unless otherwise noted, liberties have been taken in some of the material… you’ll see what I mean.)
Today, I’m going to introduce you to two of the most influential people I’ve got in the set:
The first, is arguably the most influential person in all of history.
The next card to be presented today is arguably the most influential sciblogger.
Bora was kind enough to authorize this card and provided the data on the card.
I hope you enjoy the work I’ve put into this and come back for future cards. I’ve got over half a dozen more already made and lots more in the pipeline. Take this short poll to help me determine who gets a card–or if I do them all, who gets one first.
As always, feel free to leave a comment. Of course, you can fawn over how great you think Isaac Newton and BoraZ are. :-)