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(Original post by Erstwhistle)
'indebted to' - Most likely Graham Bell
why Graham Bell?
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Leonhard Euler

Oh wait he wasnt a scientist.

In that case Issac Newton

Euler is fine, but why him?
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No need to be a hater

Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī is perhaps the scientist/mathematician I am most indebted to.
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Ibn Sina (Avicenna) for the win! you name it; biology, chemistry, physics, geography and even economics!
Why him?

Have in mind that I asked "who is the scientist YOU are most indebted to?"
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Ken Ham.
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Why him?

Have in mind that I asked "who is the scientist YOU are most indebted to?"
I feel indebted to Ibn Sina particularly because of his contributions in the medicine world. He carried out a lot of research and compiled them into significant writings, in which I'm mainly referring to these;'Al Qanun fit Tib' (The Canon of Medicine) and also 'As-Shifa fil Hikmah' (The Book of Healing). Although, the Book of Healing is a compilation of more than just focusing on the medicine aspect. Because of his writings, doctors nowadays can continue doing amazing researches- and even come out with further development in the world of science. Ibn Sina discovered Rubella, Tubercolosis (TB), and also mental illnesses. He even discovered special threads for surgery and the medical syringe. In his book called The Canon of Medicine, he discussed further the pulse diagnosis introduced by the Chinese (and add on his commentary as well)- even Galen admitted that it was hard to master the pulse diagnosis. He even introduced the scientific method of 'asking, experimentation, analysis'. He described the nature of diseases very clearly as well.

His works have aspired many people- it's like an important textbook being translated in the medicine world!

And so, I appreciate his works and I feel that his contributions have lead me to a better life- by saving the lives of others, and also by motivating me to work hard
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Charles Darwin - I studied evolutionary biology at undergrad and postgrad level, and I use his theories almost every day at work. Came up with the second most successful idea anyone has ever had.

Isaac Newton - used mathematics brilliantly to explain the clockwork universe.

Thales - one of the earliest philosophers to see naturalistic rather than supernatural explanations for everything, the first step towards science.
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Albert Hofmann. A true genius.
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alan turing and john von neumann
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This is tough. Part of me wants to say Newton for kick starting modern science, another thinks Maxwell or Faraday for laying the foundations for the electric generator. On the other hand there's a good chance I would have known someone who died of smallpox without Jenner.

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Gottlieb Daimler I suppose.
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This is tough. Part of me wants to say Newton for kick starting modern science, another thinks Maxwell or Faraday for laying the foundations for the electric generator. On the other hand there's a good chance I would have known someone who died of smallpox without Jenner.Posted from TSR Mobile
Why would electric generator be so important to you, rather than something else?
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Gottlieb Daimler I suppose.
why?
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Why would electric generator be so important to you, rather than something else?
Virtually everything in my life (and indeed almost everyone in a developed country) is reliant on technology which at some point uses electricity, either to make it work or to manufacture it.

Although since writing that first post I also remembered that Shockley helped develop the transistor which is arguably just as important as the electric generator for making modern life possible. There is an alternative to transistors (valves) but they're much larger and more expensive to manufacture. It's an interesting discussion to debate whether the wheel, fire, flint/wooden tools or the transistor has had more impact on humanity.
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why?
Invented the IC engine.
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