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Notable Accomplishment Biologist % Correct
Established that all species of life descended over time from a common ancestorCharles Darwin
90.2%
One of the scientists who discovered the shape of a DNA moleculeFrancis Crick
76.2%
Invented a method to stop milk and wine from causing sicknessLouis Pasteur
70.2%
Studied heredity in pea plantsGregor Mendel
69.9%
Invented the Polio vaccineJonas Salk
61.8%
Researched alternative crops like peanuts and was an advocate for sustainable agricultureGeorge Washington Carver
43%
Codeveloped the aqua-lung and pioneered marine conservationJacques Cousteau
39.7%
Discovered the citric acid cycle in cellular respirationHans Adolf Krebs
34.3%
Created the foundations for our modern binomial nomenclature and system of taxonomyCarolus Linnaeus
32.9%
Documented American birds and created detailed illustrations featuring birds in their natural habitatJohn James Audubon
32.4%
Notable Accomplishment Biologist % Correct
Brought attention to the dangers of using synthetic pesticides; wrote Silent SpringRachel Carson
32%
Used x-ray diffraction to establish the double helix shape of DNARosalind Franklin
31.8%
Created an early classification system for organismsAristotle
28.4%
Studied gorilla behavior in their natural habitatDian Fossey
24.1%
Popularized a gene-centered view of evolution and studies animal behavior and its relation to natural selectionRichard Dawkins
20.1%
Came up with the word 'cell' to describe the basic unit of living thingsRobert Hooke
19.4%
Described four criteria (postulates) that helped show the relationship between a microbe and a diseaseRobert Koch
16.7%
Developed the first light microscopeAntoni van Leeuwenhoek
14.4%
Contributed the theory of punctuated equilibriumStephen Jay Gould
14.1%
Designed experiments to refute spontaneous generationFrancesco Redi
5.4%

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