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FAMOUS BIOLOGISTS

Post by csolon » Sun Nov 06, 2005 4:44 pm

hi, i was just wondering if anyone knew of any famous biologists who made a big contribution to biology (or scientists with science in general) who started out in a profession completely unrelated as am trying to make a point for a piece of work about how changing your mind can be a very good thing and so want to use an example of someone who changed their mind from one thing to another but had they not done it then science would be lacking in something vital if you know what i mean?! dont think have explained v well but i think you should get the vague idea of what i am asking,
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Post by MrMistery » Sun Nov 06, 2005 5:55 pm

Gregor Mendel?
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Post by sdekivit » Sun Nov 06, 2005 9:10 pm

Watson and Crick :!:

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Post by thexboxguy » Sun Nov 06, 2005 9:44 pm

yea mendel for his theories on heredity, watson and crick for their insights in dna. i would also say Krebs, Calvin, etc as they provided much information on cell function and even have cycles named after them. Fleming for his discovery of penicillin. the list is endless really.

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Post by GreenDog » Mon Nov 07, 2005 11:43 am

Well Darwin sure didn't start as a biologist...
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Post by victor » Mon Nov 07, 2005 11:51 am

I can think that Aristoteles and Plato is the people who had given the biggest contribution to Bioscience because, without them, then those biologists (like F.Redi, L.Spallanzani, L.Pasteour, etc.) wouldn't exist... :lol:
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Post by MrMistery » Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:19 pm

Yeah, and Leucip and Democrit for coming up with the idea of the atom are top chemists right?
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Post by victor » Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:12 am

Um, I don't mean that they're the top one but they're the famous one. I think the should be entered to the Hall of Fame.. :lol:
For those chemists, I think Wolfgang Pauli is the famous one.... :lol:

Oh yes, do anyone know who is Linus Pauling?
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