I guess it's inevitable that there'd be another one of these.
This is an extended version of the original image, with another 25 figures included. Why not just the new guys? Because they're a collection, and collections belong on the same shelf.
I've created a FAQ page so I don't have to clutter the comments up with too much TL;DR. Please take the time to read. You can find it here: heroesofscience.colonpipe.com/
The most frequently asked ones:
Darwin? - No, wasn't alive in the 20th century.
So few women? - Read the FAQ page, please. Too much 'splaining.
Can I buy them? Can I buy a poster? - No. I will not be selling anything relating to this image. I have no intention of making any money from it.
A few notes on specific scientists, and a roll call of the new ones:
Now with dice!
Now with cat! Maybe.
The Kuiper Belt is named after him. He has cool glasses.
James Van Allen:
Another man with belts named after him: this time the Van Allen Radiation Belts. I like his tie.
Neil deGrasse Tyson:
Now with celestial vest, as per a suggestion from Reddit.
Famous for the geiger counter for measuring radiation.
Contributed to the discovery of nuclear fission.
Mathematician with cool hair.
Extremely prolific mathematician, and one of the earliest individuals on here.
May include teapot, if it exists.
One of the discoverers of the structure of DNA.
Watson & Crick:
Credited with discovery of DNA structure. Probably didn't wear ties with the DNA double helix on them, though.
Team leader of the group responsible for turning one sheep into two. Includes sheep -- not sure if it's the clone or not.
Author of eleventy squillion sci-fi books, postulator of a bunch of things, and a biochemistry professor in whatever time he had to spare.
Linguist, philosopher and many other things. He may have the coolest name on here.
Band member, TV personality and particle physicist.
OMG ITS THE SCIENCE GUY
One of my personal heroes of science -- and a big fan of the uterus!
Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman:
Bringing science to the masses is important, and as far as I'm concerned it deserves you the title of "Hero of Science". Adam and Jamie have been making people interested in science when they otherwise wouldn't care, and for that, I salute them.
John Tuzo Wilson:
I feel the Earth move -- he came up with the idea of plate tectonics.
He shook up the palaeontology world by pushing the ideas of warm blooded giant reptiles, and dinosaurs that grew feathers and stuck around.
Discovered Maiasaura and their parenting habits, and was the inspiration for Dr. Alan Grant from Jurassic Park.
Researcher into animal behaviour, famous for conditioned responses in dogs (and virtually everything else, by extension). Includes salivating dog.
The only human ever to be accepted into a colony of chimpanzees, thus able to learn all sorts of things about their behaviour. Includes David Greybeard, the chimpanzee.
George Washington Carver:
Agricultural techniques, 300 uses for peanuts (!), awesome moustache. One of the 300 uses is allegedly peanut butter, although it gained popularity independently. Anyone who invents peanut butter is my hero, hands down.
Chemist and peace activitist, and wearer of a mean beret.Thank you for your time!
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