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    Isaac Newton
    9
    40.91%
    Albert Einstein
    5
    22.73%
    Richard Feynman
    1
    4.55%
    Niels Bohr
    0
    0%
    Galileo Galilei
    3
    13.64%
    Werner Heisenberg
    0
    0%
    Enrico Fermi
    0
    0%
    Ernest Rutherford
    1
    4.55%
    James Clerk Maxwell
    1
    4.55%
    Paul Dirac
    1
    4.55%
    Max Planck
    0
    0%
    Michael Faraday
    1
    4.55%
    Heinrich Hertz
    0
    0%
    Hendrik Lorentz
    0
    0%
    Blaise Pascal
    0
    0%
    Wolfgang Pauli
    0
    0%

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    Who do you think is the greatest Physicist of all time?

    Only included ones I've heard of or that have their names attached to some physical property. Sorry I couldn't include more.
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    Too difficult. Newton would be an obvious choice but that's boring.

    Gauss or Maxwell for me. Feynman was a cool guy too.
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    (Original post by Mistletoe)
    Who do you think is the greatest Physicist of all time?

    Only included ones I've heard of or that have their names attached to some physical property. Sorry I couldn't include more.
    What made you choose the location of this thread btw?

    No Hawking in the poll?
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    (Original post by hezzlington)
    What made you choose the location of this thread btw?

    No Hawking in the poll?
    Seemed the most sensible place to me. Probably should have included Hawking but I don't know if he's contributed as much as all these older people.
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    (Original post by Mistletoe)
    Seemed the most sensible place to me. Probably should have included Hawking but I don't know if he's contributed as much as all these older people.
    You've put it in university courses? Would be better off in Chat.
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    (Original post by hezzlington)
    You've put it in university courses? Would be better off in Chat.
    I don't want the opinions of simpletons
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    (Original post by Mistletoe)
    I don't want the opinions of simpletons
    Nobody will see it here!
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    (Original post by Mistletoe)
    I don't want the opinions of simpletons
    Hezzlington is correct, hence tumbleweed.
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    Hezzlington is correct, hence tumbleweed.
    (Original post by hezzlington)
    Nobody will see it here!
    feel free to make the thread again in Chat
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    (Original post by Mistletoe)
    feel free to make the thread again in Chat
    Considering your response, then am indifferent.
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    Newton is not an original answer, but it's probably true.
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    (Original post by Mistletoe)
    feel free to make the thread again in Chat
    It's too difficult to answer anyway.

    You've listed lots of Nobel prize winners and men who've pioneered or contributed significantly towards science, but to narrow it down to the GOAT?

    For me it really would have to ne Newton, if I have to pick only one. A rather sour grape, he was simply way ahead of his time in his thinking.
 
 
 
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