FloridaWombat: revrendjim: jshine: revrendjim: Point of order: Tesla was an engineer, not a scientist.There's no clear distinction between the two.There is a large overlap but they are distinct. Scientists try to find the fundamental principles that make stuff work. Engineers use those principles to make stuff work.The best distinction I have ever heard is: "Engineers ask 'how', Scientists ask 'why'.". In terms of training and mindset, it is a fundamental difference that gets beaten in early and often.
Bumblefark: Pfft. Everyone knows that girls can't science.
BalugaJoe: CruJones: Didn't everyone have to learn about George Washington Carver in school?He discovered Peanut Butter.
Prey4reign: What about Josef Mengele? He was a humble family doctor who did some breathtaking work into the field of genetics. Boy, I tell you, you murder a few million humans and the world never forgets.
nmrsnr: revrendjim: Point of order: Tesla was an engineer, not a scientist.That's not a relevant distinction, as far as I'm concerned. The fact that he was more applied than theoretical doesn't make him less science-y.The list is pretty good, but it overlooks Hero of Alexandria.
revrendjim: Point of order: Tesla was an engineer, not a scientist.
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