7 TV scientists that even real scientists approve of

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7 TV scientists that even real scientists approve of

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:59 pm

Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.

The rest of us are a bit crap.
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Postby deldaisy » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:07 pm

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm. JUST a bit one sided. Most of these characters are in the astronomy or astropyschics field (as is the author of the piece).

I have NEVER had a problem with scientists and science fiction. In the early days of science fiction the majority of short stories were written by scientists (which is why the majority of SF in the 50's are a "what if" scenario).
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Postby pip » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:34 pm

Yep. Best is Bones. Forensic Anthropology is a science. :D
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Postby deldaisy » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:38 pm

Yeah yeah! and what about House?
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Postby pip » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:41 pm

Medical doctor rather than a scientist. Generally seen as different.
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Postby deldaisy » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:48 pm

pip wrote:Medical doctor rather than a scientist. Generally seen as different.


Biological hematology, Otorhinolaryngology, Endocrinology, Microbiology, clinical neurophysiology ...... hes a bit more than a general physician Pip! I mean REALLY!
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Postby poohcarrot » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:50 pm

pip wrote:Yep. Best is Bones. Forensic Anthropology is a science. :D

Speaking about forensic anthropology, have you seen the "face of Jesus"?
It's worth a google - damned interesting. 8)

I once had a massive argument with a creationist on a music site who thought Jesus was dark skinned because of all his preaching outdoors. :lol:
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Postby spideyGirl » Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:42 pm

This one Pooh?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-13726851

best line:

Nicky Irwin was the church warden who first spotted it.

"I was sitting in church just before Easter a little bit bored by a sermon when I saw it," she said.
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:05 pm

pip wrote:Yep. Best is Bones. Forensic Anthropology is a science. :D
Cathy Reichs, who writes the books that Bones is based on, is an actual forensic anthropologist. She knows what she's talking about and that comes out in the books. Well worth a read! :D
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Postby Doughnut Jimmy » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:27 pm

deldaisy wrote:
pip wrote:Medical doctor rather than a scientist. Generally seen as different.


Biological hematology, Otorhinolaryngology, Endocrinology, Microbiology, clinical neurophysiology ...... hes a bit more than a general physician Pip! I mean REALLY!


But he's still definitely not a science despite the excess nerdiness, he takes science and applies it he doesn't generally do original work himself
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Postby poohcarrot » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:16 pm

spideyGirl wrote:This one Pooh?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-13726851

best line:

Nicky Irwin was the church warden who first spotted it.

"I was sitting in church just before Easter a little bit bored by a sermon when I saw it," she said.


No. This one! :P

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science ... cs/1282186
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Postby Quatermass » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:13 pm

Why is the Doctor below friggin' Samantha Carter and Victor Bergman? :evil: There's only one TV scientist who should be above the Doctor.
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Postby spideyGirl » Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:04 am

poohcarrot wrote:
spideyGirl wrote:This one Pooh?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-13726851

best line:

Nicky Irwin was the church warden who first spotted it.

"I was sitting in church just before Easter a little bit bored by a sermon when I saw it," she said.


No. This one! :P

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science ... cs/1282186


Reminds me of reading Bill Bryson's book about Shakespere and how noone knew what he really looked like either tho why someone choose to show him as balding when they could have made him more dashing is not clear :lol:
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Postby Dotsie » Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:16 am

Quatermass wrote:Why is the Doctor below friggin' Samantha Carter and Victor Bergman? :evil: There's only one TV scientist who should be above the Doctor.


Spock 8)
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Postby raisindot » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:51 am

poohcarrot wrote:
I once had a massive argument with a creationist on a music site who thought Jesus was dark skinned because of all his preaching outdoors. :lol:


Its very likely that the historical Jesus WAS dark-skinned, short and hook nosed with thick, curly hair. After all, he was a provincial Jew who would have looked very similar to today's Arabs and sephardic Jews.

Indeed, all of those paintings showing him as tall, white, blue-eyed man with long blond hair represent nothing more than Euro-centric wishful thinking.
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