Cosmic Quote #57

Who do you look up to?

My list of most admired individuals is made up mostly of scientists.  OK, Groucho and Gandhi are on that list,  but so are Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michio Kaku, Max Tegmark, David  Deutsch, Albert Einstein, etc., etc., etc.   Which scientists do you most admire?


  1. Anne Bonney says:

    Ah, yes. We have a long way to go. DeGrasse Tyson and Groucho are also on my list.

  2. Einstein, Timothy Leary, Alexander Shulgin, Amit Goswami,

  3. Great, prescient quote. I try to restrain my personal admiration for all notable figures, and instead choose to focus on their specific accomplishments. All of us – including scientists – are unique combinations of positive and negative traits. We generally behave properly, but not always. Without our dark side, there can be no light.

    However, I do hold a special admiration for people who think objectively and empirically as opposed to those who think subjectively and irrationally. The great scientific minds of the past and present, cited in this post and elsewhere, certainly would be included.

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