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(io9)   Ten scientists who spent time behind bars   (io9.com) divider line 29
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2012-05-04 03:12:30 PM
No Lex Luthor?

hollywoodsfamousfaces.com
 
2012-05-04 06:46:32 PM
i224.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-04 06:48:54 PM
I know it's not exactly "behind bars" but didn't the KGB send Theremin to Siberia?
 
2012-05-04 06:50:17 PM
what about Landau? Stalin sent him to the gulag.
 
2012-05-04 06:57:52 PM
Honorary mention for Alan Turing who was chemically castrated in lieu of imprisonment.

*shakes fist at British gov't

/not gay just a big Alan Turing fan. RIP.
 
2012-05-04 06:58:56 PM
I've killed twelve dumb ass scientists and not one of them fought back. This sucks.
 
2012-05-04 07:10:35 PM
Society is surprisingly willing to destroy it's scientists when it sees it as advantageous to do so. Even "national hero" level scientists.

It's a good lesson to learn early on.
 
2012-05-04 07:15:58 PM
From #6: It was rumored that he attempted to transfer the soul of one person to another via a funnel, a hose, and a lot of lubricant.

My ex and her sister are still pissed at me about that one.
 
2012-05-04 07:17:47 PM
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2012-05-04 07:43:22 PM
I am a scientist and I had to spend the better part of a weekend in jail because Bloomberg threw all the 2004 RNC protesters into the pokey.
 
2012-05-04 08:14:11 PM
Doc Ock?
Green Goblin?
 
2012-05-04 08:28:09 PM
I liked Feynman before it was cool to like Feynman
 
2012-05-04 08:34:09 PM
This list fails without Antoine Lavoisier:

upload.wikimedia.org

He was very important chemist who not only spent time behind bars, he had his head chopped off: He helped found the science of chemistry as a hobby -- science was almost never a profession in those days. His day job was tax collector and he was a rather hated one. The revolutionary French government had him executed.
 
2012-05-04 08:34:12 PM

crotchgrabber: I know it's not exactly "behind bars" but didn't the KGB send Theremin to Siberia?



The Soviets sent a large proportion of their scientists to Siberia in the '30s.
 
2012-05-04 08:39:34 PM

kmmontandon: crotchgrabber: I know it's not exactly "behind bars" but didn't the KGB send Theremin to Siberia?


The Soviets sent a large proportion of their scientists to Siberia in the '30s.


The most famous example is Nikolai Vavilov who fell out of favor for accepting Mendelian genetics and Darwinian natural selection. The list should have had him.
 
2012-05-04 08:48:06 PM
machiavelli says political science really is a science
 
2012-05-04 08:56:14 PM
No Alan Turing?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Turing
 
2012-05-04 09:33:00 PM

The_Time_Master: No Alan Turing?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Turing


Gay bars don't count.
 
2012-05-04 09:37:08 PM
One of the pioneers of anesthesia, Dr. Horace Wells killed himself in prison after he doused two prostitutes with sulfuric acid while suffering from a psychotic episode caused by prolonged exposure to chloroform. It was unknown at the time that long-term exposure to chloroform makes you go insane. He was recognized by the American Dental Association and the American Medical Association as the discoverer of modern anesthesia posthumously.
 
2012-05-04 09:38:17 PM
no Wilhelm Reich?
 
2012-05-04 09:43:55 PM

kmmontandon: crotchgrabber: I know it's not exactly "behind bars" but didn't the KGB send Theremin to Siberia?


The Soviets sent a large proportion of their scientists

everyone to Siberia in the '30s.

FTFY
 
2012-05-04 09:44:44 PM
As opposed to scientists like James Watson and Carl Sagan, who spent a lot of time in front of bars.

/zing
 
2012-05-04 09:44:58 PM
Anna Freud can also be thanked for bringing psychology to Madison Avenue. Not long after, ad men were preying on your subconscious desires and fears in order to manipulate you into buying their shiat.

/Anna should have been thrown in prison for that
 
2012-05-04 09:53:45 PM
robert schrieffer went to prison for vehicular manslaughter
 
2012-05-04 10:12:59 PM
The anecdotes about Feynman make plenty of sense.
 
2012-05-04 10:43:39 PM
Galileo as #1 is appropriate.
 
2012-05-04 11:36:24 PM

UseUrHeadFred: I've killed twelve dumb ass scientists and not one of them fought back. This sucks.


"Science team... You think he was responsible? Sabotage, maybe?"
 
2012-05-05 03:20:51 AM
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Mr Potter, I believe you're spying for the Muggles. How do you plead?
 
2012-05-06 11:51:07 AM
How long has IO9 been hiring teenagers to write for them?
 
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