Charles Darwin

Biologist Charles Darwin, the well know English naturalist was born in 1809 in Shropshire, United Kingdom. His most famous work include what most people know him for, his publication of the 1859 book “On the Origin of Species”. One of the most controversial books, even today, Charles Darwin introduces the idea of a branching pattern […]

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Carl Sagan

Astrophysicist, Astronomer    ‘Are Us’ Fact: In 1969, Carl Sagan wrote under the Pseudonym “Mr. X” about the virtues of cannabis. (Article link) Favorite Quote: “Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light‐years and in the passage of ages, when we […]

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Paul Dirac

Physicist ‘Are Us’ Fact: There’s a unit of measurement called ‘The Dirac’ . One Dirac = One word spoken per day, in reference to the fact that Paul Dirac was so taciturn and shy! (Thanks to georgsaliba for his comment.) Favorite Quote: “Pick a flower on Earth and you move the farthest star.” Born in Bristol, […]

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Richard P. Feynman

Physicist ‘Are Us’ Fact: Had a neurological condition called “Synaesthesia”. In particular, Feynman specifically had grapheme → color synesthesia, which means he associates letters and or numbers with colors. Favorite Quote: “The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.” Born in New York in 1918, Feynman grew up in the golden age […]

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