12 April 2010

Disciples of Reality ~ Ultimate Dinner Guests!

Rational Atheist Hemant Mehta spots the ultimate dinner party!
"Each of the people in this picture has accomplished more for humanity then any of the guys in that other painting. [...] considering science usually has to drag religion kicking and screaming into the 21st century what exactly did those guys in that other picture do? Oh yeah, they caused a lot of wars."
But who are these humanist heroes, these disciples of reality? Rational Crank supplies list...
  1. Galileo Galilei
  2. Marie Skłodowska Curie
  3. J. Robert Oppenheimer
  4. Sir Isaac Newton
  5. Louis Pasteur
  6. Stephen Hawking
  7. Albert Einstein
  8. Carl Sagan
  9. Thomas Edison
  10. Aristotle
  11. Neil deGrasse Tyson
  12. Richard Dawkins
  13. Charles Darwin
Intellectual and scientific giants, all! (I have a minor quibble against putting Tyson and Sagan in there, but as popularizers of science, they too rule!-) I personally would have added Leonardo da Vinci and Ben Franklin as citizen-scientist-artist-engineers...

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I thought David Chalmers would play Jesus.