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Go to: Scientists Last Supper

Callinectes's Avatar Jump to comment 44 by Callinectes

Always Marie Curie. She deserves it, but she's the token lady scientist. There are so many others . Why are they not household names? Like Lise Meitner who discovered nuclear fission. Mary Anning, who found almost all of England's fossils. Dorothy Hodgkin, who developed protein crystallography and figured out the shape of many important proteins.

Thu, 15 Mar 2012 22:55:27 UTC | #927632

Go to: Freedom of speech for street preachers

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I follow Christopher Hitchens' example of being a First Amendment absolutist. I am completely in favour of all speech, whether or not I agree with it. Words cannot hut like actions can, with one exception.

Bullying can be done entirely through words. Kids can be driven to suicide by them, and I could not say that adults cannot be bullied in the same way. I have yet to satisfactorily resolve this apparent contradiction, and it would seem to be relevant here. I wonder if anyone has any suggestions?

Fri, 10 Feb 2012 16:32:50 UTC | #916263

Go to: My attempt to rewrite the Ten Commandments

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Why must you restrict or inflate these rule to the number ten?

Thu, 05 Jan 2012 20:50:46 UTC | #905628

Go to: Peering into space, camera snaps colliding galaxies

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Several small galaxies are colliding with or being absorbed into the Milky Way right now. Such as SagDEG, on the other side from us. To call it a slow process is an understatement, the dinosaurs could rise and fall before much happens.

Sun, 09 Oct 2011 23:07:48 UTC | #879265

Go to: All Non-Africans Part Neanderthal, Genetics Confirm

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Which category do Australian Aboriginals fall under?

Thu, 21 Jul 2011 10:34:38 UTC | #852111

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