The other day I cancelled my attendance at a meeting... which is not so strange... my reason though has set me to ponder.
I have a background in science, and science that is not so much the strictly mathematically based kind (physics for example) but biology mixed in a wonderful bag with culture and nature...
So, as I was driving to work I heard that the grandpapa of the scientific theoretical framework to which I have subscribed... well, he is coming to speak at a local institution of higher learning. So my reason for saying I would not attend a meeting was because "my favorite scientist is coming to lecture".
I thought nothing of it at the time, but now, upon more reflection, it is a little different. I have never ever heard anyone say that they have a favorite scientist.
So, I ask you in a meme-ish way, do you have a favorite scientist?
Just so you know, mine is Edward O. Wilson
Yes, he is rather controversial, but one of the things I think is so cool about him is that he has behaved rather admirably in the face of adversity. Honor, it speaks volumes to me. That and some other things...