• Question: If you could be any scientist, who would it be and why?

    Asked by katiearis to Amelia, Jim, Liz on 23 Jun 2011.
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      Amelia Markey answered on 23 Jun 2011:

      Albert Einstein.

      It would be amazing to have his brain, to come up with some of the big theories of physics that have helped us to understand how the universe works. His contribution to science has been massive. the only downside is that he was never truly happy with his own theories, but that’s probably true of any scientist! We;’re all perfectionists! 🙂

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      Jim Caryl answered on 23 Jun 2011:

      David Attenborough, without doubt.

      Whilst many will consider David to be just a broadcaster, and a brilliant communicator of science and nature, but not really a ‘scientist’, I disagree. I consider David Attenborough to be one of the greatest naturalists, who has done more to bring the natural world into the homes of millions of people, and to inspire generations of young people to go into natural sciences and do great things in science. I know he was one of the major influences in my life.

      He has been everywhere, and seen so many things. A lifetime well spent, and if I could see and experience half of what he has done in his life, I would be a very happy man.