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Scientists and Philosophers

This week the Answer Man looks at scientists and philosophers.

1. In 1242, this scientist and philosopher conducted black powder experiments, which he carefully recorded and documented. As a result of his detailed recordkeeping, he is often referred to as the Father of Modern Science. Who is he?

2. This famous scientist's discoveries harnessed the power of high explosives for use in industry and war, yet he was known to be a pacifist and is better known for what he created for other peace lovers. Name him . 3. This founding father was the first scientist to study and map the Gulf Stream. Name him.

4. At the end of the 19th century, Fritz Haber first synthesized ammonia from nitrogen and hydrogen, thus allowing the production of synthetic fertilizers. Why was this important to the world population?

5. This famous scientist was quoted as saying, "The measure of intelligence is the ability to change." Name him.

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Answers

1. Roger Bacon

2. Alfred Nobel

3. Benjamin Franklin

4. The food production for half the world's current population depends on this method for producing fertilizer.

5. Albert Einstein

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