Time Magazine: Man of the Millennium

Paul Hsieh qed at pobox.com
Sat Sep 26 05:26:51 EST 1998


juola at mathcs.duq.edu says...
> Peter da Silva <peter at baileynm.com> wrote:
> >Where's Marie Curie? I mean, really...
> 
> Nowhere in the running.  All she did was fill in a couple of
> holes in the periodic table.  

Excuse me??  She happened to have discovered radiation you know.  Your 
microwave oven, our nuclear power plants, and the atomic age would have 
been absent without her discovery!  I'd put her in the top 50, easily.

> [...] Give credit to the guy that
> invented the periodic table and discovered the holes for her
> to fill....

You want to give credit for someone discoverying a "classification 
system"?  Sheesh ... !

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