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People of the UK , Choose a Scientist to Adorn the New £50 Note

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posted on Nov, 2 2018 @ 11:15 AM
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originally posted by: gortex
Happy to say David Attenborough is still alive so doesn't qualify.


I can remedy that.




posted on Nov, 2 2018 @ 11:16 AM
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Turing. We might have an internet, now, but without his inventions, no one would be able to access it...

Wouldn't that be frustrating!



posted on Nov, 2 2018 @ 11:16 AM
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Was Boaty McBoatface a scientist? If so i pick him. He got robbed last time.



posted on Nov, 2 2018 @ 11:18 AM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: Subaeruginosa

James Cook was an explorer not a scientist so doesn't qualify for consideration.

a reply to: GreenGunther

Happy to say David Attenborough is still alive so doesn't qualify.

🤔
This death factor is extremely biased.

Discrimination against the living!
edit on 2-11-2018 by GreenGunther because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 2 2018 @ 11:35 AM
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Churchill and Thatcher shouldn't be considered worthy enough to even adorn toilet paper



posted on Nov, 2 2018 @ 11:38 AM
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a reply to: Zcustosmorum

How bout princess diana?



posted on Nov, 2 2018 @ 12:25 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: Zcustosmorum

How bout princess diana?


She's not a scientist though... Those silly poms already schooled me on that small discrepancy.



posted on Nov, 2 2018 @ 12:45 PM
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Well I'm British and what I want to know is who the hell uses £50 notes. According to me it's only rich people and crooks. Come to think of it they're both the same. So why not have one of the Kray twins.



posted on Nov, 2 2018 @ 12:59 PM
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I'm with the poster NightFlight Alan Turing without him the war

would have been lost? and we wouldn't be communicating here now if it

wasn't for him. Plus It could be a postumus pardon for the appalling way

he was treated because of his sexuality.



posted on Nov, 2 2018 @ 01:06 PM
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This may help... Famous British scientists

It'll be a political nightmare. Everyone will find fault, including (wait for it) they were men of their time.

I would like Patrick Moore who brought the solar system and universe into our homes, but not sure he qualifies as a scientist in this competition's context.

Some notable ones in my head which may get a look-in are:

Alan Turing - computers, won the War and victim
Edmond Halley - astronomer
Marie Stopes - woman (helps in competitions), but she stared family planning and was therefore also a social reformer.
Edward Appleton - Physicist.

The list goes on. So many British scientists have changed the world.



posted on Nov, 2 2018 @ 01:11 PM
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Other than Stephen Hawking, I would recommend Professor Brian Cox. He is as entertaining as he is informative



posted on Nov, 2 2018 @ 01:15 PM
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originally posted by: Autorico
Other than Stephen Hawking, I would recommend Professor Brian Cox. He is as entertaining as he is informative


He's also alive. You have to be dead to be on the fifty pound note. Of course, unless you are planning something?



posted on Nov, 2 2018 @ 01:16 PM
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a reply to: paraphi

If it will get him on the note...



posted on Nov, 2 2018 @ 01:52 PM
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Isaac Newton is a no-brainer.



posted on Nov, 2 2018 @ 02:01 PM
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a reply to: operation mindcrime

Freddie dollar bill? Need about tree-freddie



posted on Nov, 2 2018 @ 02:05 PM
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I think Alan Turing. They could at least knight him and make him a Sir.



Alan Mathison Turing OBE FRS (23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954) was an English mathematician, computer scientist, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, and theoretical biologist. Turing was highly influential in the development of theoretical computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of algorithm and computation with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general purpose computer. Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. Despite these accomplishments, he was never fully recognized in his home country during his lifetime due to his homosexuality, which was then a crime in the UK.



If thats too much like Churchill then how about Michael Faraday who contributed to the study of electromagnetism and electrochemistry. His main discoveries include the principles underlying electromagnetic induction, diamagnetism and electrolysis.



posted on Nov, 2 2018 @ 02:08 PM
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Howzabout Brian May? He's got a Phd in Astrophysics and knows how to rock a geetwanger.



posted on Nov, 2 2018 @ 02:12 PM
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a reply to: skunkape23

Yeah and pretty much alive (or is he dead yet?.....Mandela thread!!!!)

But what if we combine Frediie's deadness with May's Phd and just put Queen on the note....seems like the best choice.

Peace



posted on Nov, 2 2018 @ 02:58 PM
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Really makes no difference whose on it, the majority wont see £50 notes that often.



posted on Nov, 2 2018 @ 09:33 PM
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Mary Anning, self taught, working class palaeontologist from Lymm Regis.


en.wikipedia.org...




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