Famous Scientists List & Flashcards

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Charles Darwin is known as 'the father of _____'
evolutionary biology
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Who said, 'I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him'?
Galileo Galilei
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Galileo Galilei is known by some as 'the father of _____'
modern physics and observational astronomy
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Who said, 'We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit'?
Aristotle
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His work in biology and astronomy, though mostly false, influenced science for more than one thousand years
Aristotle
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Ivan Pavlov is known as 'the father of _____'
classical conditioning
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Conditioned dogs to respond to the ringing of a bell by providing food, which led to them salivating at the same sound even when no food was provided
Ivan Pavlov
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Who said, 'If all the elements are arranged in the order of their atomic weights, a periodic repetition of properties is obtained'?
Dmitri Mendeleev
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Russian chemist famous for creating the periodic table of elements
Dmitri Mendeleev
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Who said, 'The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas'?
Linus Pauling
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Biochemist famous for describing chemical electronegativity and proponent of ingesting large doses of vitamin C
Linus Pauling
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Biochemist and the only person to have won two unshared Nobel Prizes in two different fields, for chemistry and peace
Linus Pauling
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Who said, 'If I have seen further than others, it's by standing upon the shoulders of giants'?
Isaac Newton
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English physicist and mathematician famous for laws on gravity and motion and his book, Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica
Isaac Newton
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Who said, 'Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration'?
Thomas Edison
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Known for inventing the phonograph and the motion picture camera, and whose work in electricity led to the development of the lightbulb
Thomas Edison
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Who said, 'Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe'?
Albert Einstein
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German physicist famous for his general theory of relativity, the quantum theory of light, and the equation E = mc^2
Albert Einstein
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You may have heard of some of these scientists, but have you ever wondered why their names are so familiar? Use these flashcards to dive more in depth into what they discovered, why they were important, and what they said. You will be quoting some scientific giants in no time!

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German physicist famous for his general theory of relativity, the quantum theory of light, and the equation E = mc^2
Albert Einstein
Who said, 'Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe'?
Albert Einstein
Known for inventing the phonograph and the motion picture camera, and whose work in electricity led to the development of the lightbulb
Thomas Edison
Who said, 'Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration'?
Thomas Edison
English physicist and mathematician famous for laws on gravity and motion and his book, Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica
Isaac Newton
Who said, 'If I have seen further than others, it's by standing upon the shoulders of giants'?
Isaac Newton
Biochemist and the only person to have won two unshared Nobel Prizes in two different fields, for chemistry and peace
Linus Pauling
Biochemist famous for describing chemical electronegativity and proponent of ingesting large doses of vitamin C
Linus Pauling
Who said, 'The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas'?
Linus Pauling
Russian chemist famous for creating the periodic table of elements
Dmitri Mendeleev
Who said, 'If all the elements are arranged in the order of their atomic weights, a periodic repetition of properties is obtained'?
Dmitri Mendeleev
Conditioned dogs to respond to the ringing of a bell by providing food, which led to them salivating at the same sound even when no food was provided
Ivan Pavlov
Ivan Pavlov is known as 'the father of _____'
classical conditioning
His work in biology and astronomy, though mostly false, influenced science for more than one thousand years
Aristotle
Who said, 'We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit'?
Aristotle
Galileo Galilei is known by some as 'the father of _____'
modern physics and observational astronomy
Who said, 'I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him'?
Galileo Galilei
Charles Darwin is known as 'the father of _____'
evolutionary biology
Traveled to the Galapagos Islands and his observations led to understanding natural selection
Charles Darwin
Who said, 'A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life'?
Charles Darwin
Who said, 'I hope that someday the practice of producing cowpox in human beings will spread over the world. When that day comes, there will be no more smallpox'?
Edward Jenner
English physician and scientist who developed the smallpox vaccine, the world's first vaccine
Edward Jenner
French chemist and microbiologist who developed rabies and anthrax vaccines and the process of pasteurization
Louis Pasteur
Who said, 'In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind'?
Louis Pasteur
Using Rosalind Franklin's work on DNA, these two scientists worked out the structure of DNA
James Watson and Francis Crick
Who said, 'Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated'?
Rosalind Franklin
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Aristotle
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Charles Darwin
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Edward Jenner
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Louis Pasteur

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