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Date: 12/15/12 01:34 PM

42 Responses to Pop Quiz: Can You Name These Scientists! [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of jendrian
    jendrian Male 18-29
    2516 posts
    December 15, 2012 at 1:34 pm
    Link: Pop Quiz: Can You Name These Scientists! - A test for I-A-B reader`s knowledge of the historical science.
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    December 15, 2012 at 2:23 pm
    1 Socrates
    2. Newton
    3. Marie Curie
    4. Darwin
    5. The drat???
    9. Florence Nightingale
    10. Alan Turing
    11. Dmitri Mendeleev
    14. Nikola Tesla
    15. Alice Wilson
    16. Louis Pasteur
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    thefatviking Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2012 at 2:47 pm
    No 5 is a Danish/Swedish astronomer by the name of Tycho Brahe.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    December 15, 2012 at 3:09 pm
    1 Archimedes
    2 Isaac Newton
    3 Marie Curie
    4 Charles Darwin
    5 Tycho Brahe
    6 Emmy Noether
    7 Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi
    8 Rosalind Franklin
    9 Florence Nightingale
    10 Alan Turing
    11 Dmitri Mendeleev
    12 Hypatia
    13 Erwin Schrödinger
    14 Nikola Tesla
    15 Alice Wilson
    16 Louis Pasteur
  5. Profile photo of lostinkorea
    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    December 15, 2012 at 3:23 pm
    *must google Tycho Brahe*
  6. Profile photo of tedgp
    tedgp Male 30-39
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    December 15, 2012 at 3:44 pm
    Wasn`t Brahe an astronomer?
  7. Profile photo of lostinkorea
    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    December 15, 2012 at 3:59 pm
    Brahe was by all accounts an extremely colorful character. He allegedly challenged a fellow student to a duel with swords in a dispute over who was the better mathematician. Brahe`s nose was partially cut off, and he was said to wear a gold and silver replacement upon which he would continually rub oil. He fell out of favor when a new King came to power in 1588, and moved to Prague shortly thereafter. This is of great historical significance because this move would eventually make Brahe`s data available to Kepler, who went to Prague also to become Brahe`s assistant. Brahe is thought to have died when he contracted a urinary infection while attending a banquet hosted by a baron in Prague in which he drank extensively but felt that etiquette prevented him from leaving the table to relieve himself before the host left.

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    EarthLove69 Female 18-29
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    December 15, 2012 at 4:01 pm
    They could have put some famous black scientists on the list, like Washington Carver or Neil deGrasse Tyson.
  9. Profile photo of jendrian
    jendrian Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2012 at 4:49 pm
    I`ll post the answers tomorrow night; check back!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 15, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    I don`t know who the scientists are,
    but I know there`s a cat in that box!
    Do I get a cookie?
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2012 at 5:01 pm
    lostinkorea got 8 right, and tedgp got 12 right.

    15 is not Alice Wilson
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2012 at 5:05 pm
    @Gerry: no, you need to get at least 5 right for a cookie
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    kayakdog Male 30-39
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    December 15, 2012 at 5:22 pm
    1. Archimedes 2. Sir Isaac Newton 3. Marie Curie 4. Charles Darwin 5. Tycho Brahe 13. Schrodinger 14. Tesla 16. Pasteur
    I feel dumb but that`s all I can name.
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    December 15, 2012 at 6:30 pm
    1. Toga Tom
    2. Macintosh
    3. Selectable NPC
    4. Amish pete
    5. Elk-man
    6. Jesus` Mom
    7. Bin Ladan
    8. The Inventor of the Button
    9. Amish Pete`s Wife
    10. I didn`t do it guy
    11. Angry Grandpa
    12. Jesus
    13. Dr Who
    14. Archibald Crane
    15/16 American Gothic
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2012 at 6:40 pm
    kayadog got all the ones he mentioned right, and BlankTom got them all wrong (though I get the joke - chuckle)
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 15, 2012 at 6:47 pm


    1 - God
    2 - Sir Figmam Newton
    3 - Virgin Mary as She appears on toaste {see the halo?}
    4 - Santa Clause
    5 - Rudolph
    6 - Virgin Mary as she appeared on earth.
    7 - Obiwan Kenobi
    8 - Tom Cruise at home
    9 - John Travolta at home
    10- John Travolta at work
    11- one of the guys from ZZTop
    12- FancyLad at home
    13- Buster Keaton
    14- Charles De Gaulle
    15- some Amish chick
    16- Ulysses S. Grant

    Do I get a cookie now?

    P.S. There`s still a cat in that box.
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    simbha Male 30-39
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    December 15, 2012 at 7:43 pm
    It seems silly to me to create/play a game in which the objective is to identify scientists/scholars by their visage rather than their contributions. These weren`t actors or another brand of pop celebrity.

    Sorry to be a stick in the mud. I`ll go back into my corner now.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    December 15, 2012 at 7:54 pm
    Yes, you can have a cookie now, Gerry! And go look up Schrodinger`s Cat, the one in the box. It`ll melt your head.
  19. Profile photo of jendrian
    jendrian Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2012 at 9:17 pm
    @Simbha: look closely, the identification is based on their contributions mostly, with the exception of Tycho Brahe
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    korahn Male 30-39
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    December 15, 2012 at 9:19 pm
    Trick question. They`re all Batman
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    bomb_tom Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2012 at 9:32 pm
    Where all da black scientists at?
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2012 at 9:47 pm
    Where are all the asian and latino scientists? Maybe I`ll make one more inclusive later (I didn`t make this one)
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    Igloojoe Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2012 at 10:03 pm
    Is that Dr. Who on there?
  24. Profile photo of lostinkorea
    lostinkorea Female 30-39
    3727 posts
    December 15, 2012 at 11:51 pm
    Alice was a geologist and she has that digging thingy (yes, technical term) in her hand. That`s her! How the hell was I supposed to get #5? They should have went with a different pic, LOL!!
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    uunxx Male 30-39
    120 posts
    December 16, 2012 at 4:51 am
    @lostinkorea,tedgp

    That`s her name, stop being lazy.
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    curiousboy Male 50-59
    94 posts
    December 16, 2012 at 4:59 am
    Archimedes and Newton are the first two. Pasteur is the last. That`s all I recognize at first glance.
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
    2028 posts
    December 16, 2012 at 5:38 am
    surely eveyone can get darwin???
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2012 at 9:07 am
    I can name a few of them.
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    youtz Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2012 at 10:17 am
    #5 is rudolf?
  30. Profile photo of jendrian
    jendrian Male 18-29
    2516 posts
    December 16, 2012 at 10:18 am
    10. Alan Turing (the poisoned apple that supposedly killed him... don`t ask me why the author decided that was the best way to represent Turing)
    11. Dmitri Mendeleev (periodic table in his pocket reading Dm - Darmstadium)
    12. Hypathia (the scroll, as scrolls were the prefer method of storing information int he library of Alexandria)
    13. Erwin Schroedinger (the cat, unfortunately his most famous experiment, though not his greatest contribution)
    14. Nikola Tesla (AC/DC pin with the DC crossed off)
    15. Mary Anning (Her handbag with a pick-axe and other palaeontology tools. People who thought it was Alice Wilson get extra props for knowing their women in science.)
    16. Louis Pasteur (the pasteurized milk. And yes, you can assume it`s pasteurized since it`s sitting next to the man)
  31. Profile photo of jendrian
    jendrian Male 18-29
    2516 posts
    December 16, 2012 at 10:22 am
    @lostinkorea yeah but that looks nothing like Alice Wilson, in any other respect.

    Ok, so here`s the answer list and the thing that gives him/her away:

    1. Archimedes (the ducky)
    2. Isaac Newton (falling apple)
    3. Marie Curie (radiation glow)
    4. Charles Darwin (pendant of a fish with feet)
    5. Tycho Brahe (the nose and the antlers... he had a pet moose)
    6. Ada Lovelace (analog computer punchcard strapped to her)
    7. Ibn Al-Hazen (the compass)
    8. Rosalind Franklin (picture of x-ray crystallography)
    9. Florence Nightingale (the lamp she used on her rounds)
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    jendrian Male 18-29
    2516 posts
    December 16, 2012 at 10:23 am
    tedgp gets mad props for knowing Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi too
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    jamesps1972 Male 30-39
    3 posts
    December 16, 2012 at 12:29 pm
    I got 5. Wow, I`m dumb......
  34. Profile photo of chayground
    chayground Male 30-39
    5 posts
    December 17, 2012 at 7:17 am
    Hi everyone.
    thanks for trying my quiz, and thanks to the person who put it up here in the first place :)

    Regarding representing Turing with an apple, it was just a case of me being too lazy to model an Enigma machine (plus I thought that would make it too easy!). jendrian is correct that I tried to create a clue for each that related to their work (I failed with Turing - I did see three real enigma machines in the science museum in london the other day but I was still too lazy to model one!) and I also failed with badass astronomer Tycho brahe, but I felt that the antlers and metal nose were too good to pass up, and would be enough of a clue :) In the answers page on my site I`ve linked each answer to the wiki page for that scientist as I hoped that people would want to find out a bit more about each person.
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    chayground Male 30-39
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    December 17, 2012 at 7:24 am
    I know some people on here have questioned the lack of non-white scientists (apart from Ibn Al-Hazen). There is no real excuse apart from my own ignorance of non-western scientists, and the fact that most people are only aware of mainly western scientists so I wanted to make sure lots of people could get some of the answers correct. I did try to include some female scientists as I felt that was also important. Also there has been a massive historical cultural advantage to being white and male and living in a rich country over the centuries because of social attitudes and structure. This skews the historical record of scientists in a rich-white-male direction. Comment #20 on this page covers the same ground. http://www.chayground.com/archives/1656
    (Neil deGrasse Tyson would have be featured in the quiz if he wasn`t still alive - I stuck to dead scientists only for this first quiz). I`ll definitely
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    chayground Male 30-39
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    December 17, 2012 at 7:24 am
    Thanks again for playing!
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    chayground Male 30-39
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    December 17, 2012 at 7:26 am
    oops, got cut off! "I`ll definitely try to include more women and non-white scientists in future parts of the quiz (if I ever get around to creating a part 2 - this first one took aaaages)"
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    chayground Male 30-39
    5 posts
    December 17, 2012 at 7:27 am
    oh and Gerry1of1 and BlankPete made me laugh out loud with their answers :D
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
    3727 posts
    December 17, 2012 at 8:44 am
    Why the hell did I say Socrates!??? Arg and I should have gotten #8...

    UGH!

    GREAT POST!!!!
  40. Profile photo of lostinkorea
    lostinkorea Female 30-39
    3727 posts
    December 17, 2012 at 8:45 am
    Ted, did you cheat??!
  41. Profile photo of jendrian
    jendrian Male 18-29
    2516 posts
    December 17, 2012 at 10:13 am
    hehe, hey there Mr. Chay Hawes! Great Quiz!
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    December 17, 2012 at 10:32 am
    For what it`s worth, when I did the quiz myself I missed Ibn Al-Hazen, Florence Nightingale and Mary Anning out of sheer ignorance. I missed turing because I had no idea he died (allegedly) from a poisoned apple.

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