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Old Yesterday, 7:42 pm   #81
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Default Re: Which Scientist on the new 50 Note?

Yes Fred Hoyle is another good candidate. Wasn't A For Andromeda, where they built Julie Christie from computer code, one of his books?. The establishment didn't like him much either [well he did have a Yorkshire accent after all, plus his alternative cosmology created a big bang of an entirely different kind].

There is a similar "Hawking" attitude towards Brian Cox in some quarters but it all seems a bit churlish to me. I was never quite sure if there was jealousy re Hawkins fame and ability or just the women in his life Surely you can also be recognised for outstanding communication about science without having to be absolute top dog in Research or meeting somebody's definition

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Patents are highly controversial; so many US companies are trying to patent bits of human DNA they've connected with illnesses, and so potentially with their cures and $$$$. Most scientists outside the US think that these should be in the public domain. Also, I think patents are more engineers' territory than scientists.

Re Hawkin's celebrity dimension; quite difficult (impossible) to consider him without it.

Re Cox, well Ok, he's been minor pop star, he's tenured at Manchester and then gets paid megga bucks by the beeb, so only a modest amount of deep green envy necessary there.

Then it goes much too far when one day, on R4, he casually says "Oh, I was at Joni Mitchell's house one day...." what .

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...and maybe one seen more frequently than the 50.
We've got a scientist on our $100. You don't often see a Rutherford in real life!
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Default Re: Which Scientist on the new 50 Note?

I'm waiting for an image of Fred Dibnah on a bank note. Pint in hand, smoking chimney toppling in the background and an evil wink.

Scientist, no. Quintessentially English, oh yes. Perhaps more deserving than many of the gong recipients.

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I'm waiting for an image of Fred Dibnah on a bank note. Pint in hand, smoking chimney toppling in the background and an evil wink. Scientist, no. Quintessentially English, oh yes. Perhaps more deserving than many of the gong recipients. David
YES! If they had Royalty in Lancashire...Fred. Cannot believe his TV stuff is not showing any more
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