Anonymous asked in Social ScienceGender Studies · 9 years ago

GS: What do all these people who contributed to society have in common?

•Anderson, Elizabeth Garrett, English physician

•Blackwell, Elizabeth, American physician

•Blackwell, Emily, American physician

•Cannon, Annie Jump, American astronomer

•Carr, Marjorie Harris, conservationist

•Cavell, Edith, English nurse

•Chodorow, Nancy, American psychologist

•Cole, Rebecca, African-American physician

•Curie, Marie Sklodowska, chemist and physicist

•Elion, Gertrude Belle, American pharmacologist

•Fossey, Dian, primatologist

•Franklin, Rosalind, scientist

•Freud, Anna, British psychoanalyst

•Germain, Sophie, French mathematician

•Gilbreth, Lillian Evelyn, American consulting engineer, household efficiency expert

•Goodall, Jane, English ethologist

•Hamilton, Alice, American toxicologist, physician, and educator

•Hodgkin, Dorothy Mary Crowfoot, English chemist and X-ray crystallographer

•Hopper, Grace, American computer scientist and admiral

•Horney, Karen, American psychiatrist

•Hypatia, Alexandrian Neoplatonic philosopher and mathematician

•Jemison, Mae C., American physician, astronaut

•Jex-Blake, Sophia, English physician

•Kenny, Elizabeth, Australian nurse

•Klein, Melanie, British psychoanalyst

•Kovalevsky, Sonya , Russian mathematician

•Ladd-Franklin, Christine, American scientist

•Leakey, Mary Douglas, British archaeologist and paleontologist

•Levi-Montalcini, Rita, Italian-American neurologist

•Maathai, Wangari, Kenyan conservationist and Nobel Peace Prize winner

•Mayer, Maria Goeppert, physicist

•McClintock, Barbara, American geneticist

•Mead, Margaret, American anthropologist

•Meitner, Lise, Austrian-Swedish physicist and mathematician

•Mitchell, Maria, American astronomer and educator

•Montessori, Maria , Italian educator and physician.

•Morton, Rosalie Slaughter, American surgeon

•Niebla, Elvia, American environmental scientist

•Nightingale, Florence, English nurse

•Ochoa, Ellen, American engineer and astronaut

•Pinckney, Eliza Lucas, American horticulturist

•Richards, Ellen Henrietta Swallow, American chemist, educator, home economics

•Ride, Sally K., American astrophysicist and astronaut

•Rosch, Eleanor, American psychologist

•Semple, Ellen Churchill, American geographer

•Slye, Maud, American pathologist

•Stopes, Marie Carmichael, English paleobotanist and eugenicist

•Walker, Mary Edwards, American surgeon and feminist

•Yalow, Rosalyn Sussman, American medical physicist


@Men Are Superior: Well actually, Mr. SmartyPants. This is all Yahoo would let me post. I had to cut out many scientists to make it fit. Nice try though.

Update 2:

@Mr. Handsome: Well actually, Mr. LeftHand. Great men scientists, had great wives that made them sandwiches.

13 Answers

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    You really wanna start this war about who contributed more?

    Isaac Newton the Newtonian Revolution

    Albert Einstein Twentieth-Century Science

    Neils Bohr the Atom

    Charles Darwin Evolution

    Louis Pasteur the Germ Theory of Disease

    Sigmund Freud Psychology of the Unconscious

    Galileo Galilei the New Science

    Antoine Laurent Lavoisier the Revolution in Chemistry

    Johannes Kepler Motion of the Planets

    Nicolaus Copernicus the Heliocentric Universe

    Michael Faraday the Classical Field Theory

    James Clerk Maxwell the Electromagnetic Field

    Claude Bernard the Founding of Modern Physiology

    Franz Boas Modern Anthropology

    Werner Heisenberg Quantum Theory

    Linus Pauling Twentieth-Century Chemistry

    Rudolf Virchow the Cell Doctrine

    Erwin Schrodinger Wave Mechanics

    Ernest Rutherford the Structure of the Atom

    Paul Dirac Quantum Electrodynamics

    Andreas Vesalius the New Anatomy

    Tycho Brahe the New Astronomy

    Comte de Buffon l'Histoire Naturelle

    Ludwig Boltzmann Thermodynamics

    Max Planck the Quanta

    Marie Curie Radioactivity

    William Herschel the Discovery of the Heavens

    Charles Lyell Modern Geology

    Pierre Simon de Laplace Newtonian Mechanics

    Edwin Hubble the Modern Telescope

    Joseph J. Thomson the Discovery of the Electron

    Max Born Quantum Mechanics

    Francis Crick Molecular Biology

    Enrico Fermi Atomic Physics

    Leonard Euler Eighteenth-Century Mathematics

    Justus Liebig Nineteenth-Century Chemistry

    Arthur Eddington Modern Astronomy

    William Harvey Circulation of the Blood

    Marcello Malpighi Microscopic Anatomy

    Christiaan Huygens the Wave Theory of Light

    Carl Gauss (Karl Friedrich Gauss) Mathematical Genius

    Albrecht von Haller Eighteenth-Century Medicine

    August Kekule Chemical Structure

    Robert Koch Bacteriology

    Murray Gell-Mann the Eightfold Way

    Emil Fischer Organic Chemistry

    Dmitri Mendeleev the Periodic Table of Elements

    Sheldon Glashow the Discovery of Charm

    James Watson the Structure of DNA

    John Bardeen Superconductivity

    John von Neumann the Modern Computer

    Richard Feynman Quantum Electrodynamics

    Alfred Wegener Continental Drift

    Stephen Hawking Quantum Cosmology

    Anton van Leeuwenhoek the Simple Microscope

    Max von Laue X-ray Crystallography

    Gustav Kirchhoff Spectroscopy

    Hans Bethe the Energy of the Sun

    Euclid the Foundations of Mathematics

    Gregor Mendel the Laws of Inheritance

    Heike Kamerlingh Onnes Superconductivity

    Thomas Hunt Morgan the Chromosomal Theory of Heredity

    Hermann von Helmholtz the Rise of German Science

    Paul Ehrlich Chemotherapy

    Ernst Mayr Evolutionary Theory

    Charles Sherrington Neurophysiology

    Theodosius Dobzhansky the Modern Synthesis

    Max Delbruck the Bacteriophage

    Jean Baptiste Lamarck the Foundations of Biology

    William Bayliss Modern Physiology

    Noam Chomsky Twentieth-Century Linguistics

    Frederick Sanger the Genetic Code

    Lucretius Scientific Thinking

    John Dalton the Theory of the Atom

    Louis Victor de Broglie Wave/Particle Duality

    Carl Linnaeus the Binomial Nomenclature

    Jean Piaget Child Development

    George Gaylord Simpson the Tempo of Evolution

    Claude Levi-Strauss Structural Anthropology

    Lynn Margulis Symbiosis Theory

    Karl Landsteiner the Blood Groups

    Konrad Lorenz Ethology

    Edward O. Wilson Sociobiology

    Frederick Gowland Hopkins Vitamins

    Gertrude Belle Elion Pharmacology

    Hans Selye the Stress Concept

    J. Robert Oppenheimer the Atomic Era

    Edward Teller the Bomb

    Willard Libby Radioactive Dating

    Ernst Haeckel the Biogenetic Principle

    Jonas Salk Vaccination

    Emil Kraepelin Twentieth-Century Psychiatry

    Trofim Lysenko Soviet Genetics

    Francis Galton Eugenics

    Alfred Binet the I.Q. Test

    Alfred Kinsey Human Sexuality

    Alexander Fleming Penicillin

    B. F. Skinner Behaviorism

    Wilhelm Wundt the Founding of Psychology

    Archimedes the Beginning of Science

    Source(s): Oh and by the way, that's not a list of top 100 male scientists. Its a list of top 100 scientists of all time. You may find a female somewhere in there, if you take some hours searching.
  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Do you have a list of anything these women contributed?

    No one is denying that women CAN study science - especially in this day and age, when most university courses are watered down so that when the idiot children of rich, afluent families enroll in them, their parents won't complain that they flunked.

    But there's a difference between memorizing how to plug and chug formulae, and actually having the inquisitveness to study science, to wonder how the universe works, why cells divide, why the Earth spins on its axis the way it does, and so on. I've also noticed that when women do wonder any of those things, it's usually a very narrow wondering. Men like Issac Newton, Galileo, and Leonardo de Vinci were masters of many fields. When women have contributed to science, their contributions have almost always been minimal, and the women themselves have usually only been specialists in one field. They don't have the greatness that is man.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    When I saw this, I decided all of them should be called into question:

    Stopes, Marie Carmichael, English paleobotanist and eugenicist

    Being a eugenicist is a bad thing. Sort of like being a Nazi or supporting forced abortions is generally considered bad. I wonder, without looking them up, what horrible things the rest of these women actually did.

    Eugenicists contributed to society the same way one could "contribute" to a pot luck by bringing a bed pan full of human waste.

  • 9 years ago

    While it is true that there are several more men who have been significant, this does not make them superior. Doesn't anyone realize that men have had centuries to do significant things. Where as women have only had a few decades.

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  • 9 years ago

    You've listed women and their professions. What was their contribution to society?

    My profession allows me to contribute to society also. Big deal.

    Let's make a list of everyone in the world that's employed, they're all contributing to society in one way or another too.

  • 9 years ago


    Sorry for the caps, but I'll have to actually read those names and probably google them up in order to give you an accurate answer. I'll have to edit when I find something.

  • All the Greatest people that ever lived on earth were Non Conformist.

  • Eve
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    What is up with this guy trying to take credit for all the inventions ever made by men?

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Their total contributions are but a drop in the ocean of the contributions men make.

  • 9 years ago

    They all have names consisting of consonants and vowels :)

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