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I've just read that Alexander Graham Bell worked on tetrahedral kites for 15 years.

We're always talking about all these famous scientists but how did they make a living? Especially in times when people thought science was witchcraft?
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#4
Pretty sure he just practiced scales and arpeggios all day.
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they did not think science was witchcraft. pretty sure he worked at the university he was at a lot of his life
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He sold apples. He'd just loiter around apple trees all day waiting for them to fall because he was too poor to afford a ladder.
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BladeSlinger Not talking about all I'm sure a lot of them were respected scientists, but some had to do shit undercover at certain points in history, right?
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BladeSlinger Not talking about all I'm sure a lot of them were respected scientists, but some had to do shit undercover at certain points in history, right?
you do understand that most of the major scientists were quite religious, and the church itself supported scientific progress, right? like jesuits are basically super sciencey religious people. Tons of astronomers were and are jesuit. Islam contributed significantly to our scientific knowledge.

the only shit newton did under cover was attempt alchemy as far as I know, and that shit dumb.

like, the church has butted heads with science many times, as far as I know, but the church was science for a long time. Many of our big names were either devoutly religious or monks. and I'm pretty sure the church got pissed at lots of people, and some of them happened to be the scientists. it wasn't like a vendetta
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#12
I think undercover Newton was trying to discover some secret code within the Bible, that could have been one of those wacky History Channel docs though.
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BladeSlinger Well...




I still like to imagine a famous scientist making huge breakthroughs after getting home exhausted after a day selling fish at the market.
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yea he was such a fig
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the only shit newton did under cover was attempt alchemy as far as I know, and that shit dumb.


There are some dope alchemists out there though, like Paracelsus and Hermes Trismegistus. Alchemy is about as dumb as any religion not viewed from its gnostic roots
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There are some dope alchemists out there though, like Paracelsus and Hermes Trismegistus. Alchemy is about as dumb as any religion not viewed in a gnosticism way
maybe im just linguistically discriminating against words with arabic etymology
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#23
Fat Lard Yeah but he was a monk or something...

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#24
If Mendel and Darwin had their work widely circulated, shit would have been so much better
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#25
Newton died a virgin. Some speculate he was gay but refused to act on it because of his religion. If so that would be tremendously sad....a guy living his entire life in the closet...on top of never getting laid.

I'm sure death was a welcome respite to him...as well as the guy he stole all the credit for inventing Calculus from
#26
I'm pretty sure Bill Nye the Mechanical Engineering guy made many scientific breakthroughs, and that guy was atheist.

Checkmate religitards.

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I think undercover Newton was trying to discover some secret code within the Bible, that could have been one of those wacky History Channel docs though.


No you're actually right he did. He was a big fan of the Bible and tried to crack the code for years but never found anything.

Neil degrass Tyson mentioned it in Cosmos so decent source.

Newton worked with Edmond Halley who is also considered one of the greatest scientific discoverers.
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i have yet to read kierkegaard because reasons
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i have yet to read kierkegaard because reasons


Fear and Trembling is a must-read. The Sickness Unto Death will wreck you in a good way, but it takes a lot more mind-thinking. Niels Bohr loved Stages on Life's Way, but never read that.
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Has there ever been a famous dude in the history of the world that within a few minutes of discussing him someone doesnt say that he is rumored to be gay?
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I'll pick him up eventually. he just hasn't intersected with stuff I need to read.
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Has there ever been a famous dude in the history of the world that within a few minutes of discussing him someone doesnt say that he is rumored to be gay?


Elton John, maybe
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anyone else thought title was setup for a joke?

...modes and scales are still useless.


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Newton died a virgin. Some speculate he was gay but refused to act on it because of his religion. If so that would be tremendously sad....a guy living his entire life in the closet...on top of never getting laid.

I'm sure death was a welcome respite to him...as well as the guy he stole all the credit for inventing Calculus from
He lived to be 84 as well! Incredible man, must've had a interesting personal life.
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Einstein worked at a patent office for 7 years
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He was a promoter for the local gay bar

Why the guy was a fruit magnet!
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they did not think science was witchcraft.


Tell it to Galileo...

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like, the church has butted heads with science many times, as far as I know, but the church was science for a long time. Many of our big names were either devoutly religious or monks. and I'm pretty sure the church got pissed at lots of people, and some of them happened to be the scientists. it wasn't like a vendetta


Bullshit, and contrary to pretty much all recorded history.
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