psyck0 wrote:The Ethos wrote:No Linus Pauling? For shame.
/Yet another dual Nobel holder
Pauling's admirable peace and disarmament campaigning can easily be matched by the likes of Hans Bethe and Carl Sagan - though he did a whole lot of really cool quantum chemistry stuff too, apparently.
His fringe science beliefs regarding medicine didn't really help his chances, either.
Wait, what are you talking about? Pauling should be up there for 1st, his contributions to orgo/pchem with the ideas of hybridization, resonance, etc etc etc.
His peace things are nobel *sic*. But what do you mean his fringe science beliefs? He advocated vitamin C therapy, but turns out, that there may be some validity to the treatment/selective toxicity to cancer cells/etc. We're in phase I trials because there may actually be something here.