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Name the scientist given his or her voice. *Field indicates one field (perhaps the most prominent) of a scientist--not the only field. I hope you enjoy the quiz. Good luck. You'll need it.
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Aug 6th, 2011 at 16:28 GMT
A short disclaimer (as always). I do not endorse the scientists listed here, nor their work, nor the h-bomb, nor the views presented on religion here, nor... You get it. Anyway, I hope you guys like the quiz. I'm very open to feedback (even who you'd like to hear on here). Thanks for playing!
Aug 8th, 2011 at 00:50 GMT
Great quiz, I really enjoyed this :) I'm surprised so few people recognised the New York drawl of Feynman though, and I thought I was doing well for getting Jung!
Aug 8th, 2011 at 04:15 GMT
I like the mixture of information available in this quiz—numbers 3 and 15 I got by recognizing the sound of their voices; number 12 I guessed from the field alone; and for the rest of the ones I was able to guess, it was the content of what they were saying that did it.
Aug 8th, 2011 at 05:50 GMT
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Aug 8th, 2011 at 13:05 GMT
Firstly, Jane Goodall is not a "scientist" by any substantive definition. Secondly, Edison was an inventor, and certainly not a "physicist"; he hardly knew a thing about electrodynamics, unlike Tesla. Thirdly, could we have some more psychologists, please? They only made up 6/16, or if you count Kinsey, 7/16 of the people on this quiz. Chemists were a mere 1/16 and biologists were 1/16, by contrast.
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Aug 8th, 2011 at 13:19 GMT
surpised at goodall being the first to be picked up on as a non-scientist (although i would broadly agree) but freud and jung are most definitely not scientists by any definition. I really enjoyed this quiz though, gutted to miss the last one though given that i guessed him for a few of the others! agree with the previous commenter that there are a suprising number of psychologists. if you're going to include questionable sciences perhaps an economist or two? (keynes would be v. timely!).
Aug 8th, 2011 at 14:14 GMT
@IronDragline: I'll start with reason there are a fair number of psychologists here--or rather, the breakdown of scientists entirely. The scientists I've chosen here are ones that people will recognize. Like it or not, psychology is pretty back-loaded field, meaning that many of the psychology notables were recently alive or are still alive today, and because they speak in English. Trust me: If I could, Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton would replace Alfred Adler and Erik Erikson, e.g. Sadly, I don't have the luxury of choosing pre-20th century scientists. As for not really considering them scientists, I figured that I'd eventually hear this, too. I imagine if I had created a "Doctor Voice Quiz" and had included chiropractors, that the same charge would be levied against me. I think describing psychologists as anything other than scientists severely undermines what they've worked to achieve. Simply because it isn't biology, chemistry or physics doesn't mean that it isn't a science, which reminds me: the "field" category just indicates one field as I say in the instructions. For example, I could have listed Jane Goodall as a "biologist" and suddenly you have two biologists. That having been said, I'm not hard-headed; as I say in my first comment, I'm very open to putting other people on this list. For instance, I was *this* close to putting Jonas Salk instead of Alfred Adler. If anyone's actually read this far in my comment and wants me to do so, drop me a comment in support of that below. Oh, and as for Jane Goodall, I'm not going to waste space here defending her. Go look up her credentials, awards or books. Anyway, thanks for the response and I hope this reply wasn't too brusque.
Aug 9th, 2011 at 02:17 GMT
If you wanted more physicists, I would recommend including Murray Gell-Mann or Steven Weinberg but perhaps they are not recognizable enough to the general public.
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Aug 9th, 2011 at 15:05 GMT
hows about an economist though (its the dismal science after all?!). and whereas your standard psychologists would have to be considered scientists whatever your opinion (e.g. skinner) psychoanalysts are v. definitely not scientists, and i'm not really sure they think of themselves as scientists.
Aug 10th, 2011 at 03:52 GMT
Edison was NOT a scientist! He was a conniving businessman that stole TONS of work from other inventors (most of which worked under him - he used that to be able to use their work without giving any credit). Do more research. You should put Tesla on the list instead. He was a real, great scientist that Edison stomped on all the time.
Aug 10th, 2011 at 03:53 GMT
That is, if there are any recordings of him... haha.
Aug 12th, 2011 at 04:51 GMT
An audio quiz that isn't music AND that uses Soundcloud! I LOVE this! 5 orbs and nominated. Great work dolebanna!
Aug 17th, 2011 at 03:35 GMT
@dolebanana Yeah, my comment didn't have a problem counting psychologists, only how many of them were. Also, your reply about Jane Goodall was completely lazy and irrelevant. You basically just avoided the question and made an appeal to authority. Yes, I respect the hell out of that woman and think she made valuable contributions to eco-awareness, but she is NOT a scientist, nor has she ever claimed as much. You also totally ignored what I wrote about Edison; the man was an inventor, and knew relatively little about actual science. He sure as hell wasn't a physicist.
Feb 14th, 2012 at 19:27 GMT
I`ve never heard of him but really, erik eriksen? Why would any parents name their child erik eriksen?
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