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    I'm going with the OP on this, as Alexander Graham Bell radically altered life today..... But he didn't stop there:

    Richard Thomson highlights just a few of his inventions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxfZgU5cZ9U

    and also gives a big rap for his student John Logie Baird.
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    Given his somewhat odious political, racial and sexuality views, I'd be quicker to advocate the "Sir" be removed from his name, rather than him being celebrated in currency!
    Please tell me your at the wind up

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    Surprised to see not a single mention so far of James Clerk Maxwell, Edinburgh born and raised.

    His laws of electro-magnetism are absolutely fundamental to our modern society, and it wouldn't be unfair to describe him as being the father of Modern Physics.

    Without his work, Einstein would not have been able to develop his theory of special relativity.

    Despite those accomplishments, he's still relatively unknown compared to the likes of Newton, Einstein and Hawking - all of whom accomplished great things, but their efforts havent quite had the same effect on society like those of Maxwell.

    He'll not get on it, but he really should be more well known.

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    Quote Originally Posted by makaveli1875 View Post
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    Please tell me your at the wind up
    Not in the slightest.

    The man was an exceptional scientist, who did a power of great work to popularise science but he was a complete bigot, and his xenophobic, racist and misogynist comments can't be ignored.

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    Not in the slightest.

    The man was an exceptional scientist, who did a power of great work to popularise science but he was a complete bigot, and his xenophobic, racist and misogynist comments can't be ignored.
    I watched him since I was a child when he was on gamesmaster and can't say I ever noticed him pass any such comments.

    Where are you pulling this from?

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    I watched him since I was a child when he was on gamesmaster and can't say I ever noticed him pass any such comments.

    Where are you pulling this from?
    It's pretty well documented. He was a patron of UKIP and involved in an anti immigration party in the 70s. He was open about his respect for Enoch Powell and was his book left no room for intepretation about his views on multiculturalisn, women or homosexuality. A quick google search will bring up plenty sources, many of them his own words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylar View Post
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    Given his somewhat odious political, racial and sexuality views, I'd be quicker to advocate the "Sir" be removed from his name, rather than him being celebrated in currency!
    Never knew any of that. Will change the suggestion to Magnus Pyke.

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    Id go for Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

    As well as being a great artist and architect, he invented the indigestion tablet and the waterproof raincoat.

    Possibly 😄

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    Alexander Wood. Never heard of him until 5 minutes ago, but today is the 165th anniversary of him inventing the hypodermic syringe - inspired by being stung by a bee. So, the other side of the 50 could have a nice little bumble on it. 😊

    Fifer too.

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    Nessie. Most folk are as likely to see her as they are a 50 note.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan91 View Post
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    Surprised to see not a single mention so far of James Clerk Maxwell, Edinburgh born and raised.

    His laws of electro-magnetism are absolutely fundamental to our modern society, and it wouldn't be unfair to describe him as being the father of Modern Physics.

    Without his work, Einstein would not have been able to develop his theory of special relativity.

    Despite those accomplishments, he's still relatively unknown compared to the likes of Newton, Einstein and Hawking - all of whom accomplished great things, but their efforts havent quite had the same effect on society like those of Maxwell.

    He'll not get on it, but he really should be more well known.
    Has a statute at the end of George Street does he not?


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    Quote Originally Posted by RyeSloan View Post
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    Has a statute at the end of George Street does he not?


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    There is, but its a relatively new addition, last 15 years or so id say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylar View Post
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    Given his somewhat odious political, racial and sexuality views, I'd be quicker to advocate the "Sir" be removed from his name, rather than him being celebrated in currency!
    Hes dead, the sir dies with you.

    United we stand here....

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    Is there anyone in particular you'd like to see on the new 50 note?

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    There is, but its a relatively new addition, last 15 years or so id say.
    Yeah thought that was him.

    Tis an excellent shout btw, for a guy who died so young his achievements and contributions are phenomenal.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Clerk_Maxwell

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    Is there anyone in particular you'd like to see on the new 50 note?

    Yeah thought that was him.

    Tis an excellent shout btw, for a guy who died so young his achievements and contributions are phenomenal!

    (Sported a cracking beard as well! )

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Clerk_Maxwell




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    Jock Tamson - for his unswerving dedication to procreation in Scotland.

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    Not Thatcher anyway. I like the idea of Alexander Graham Bell given what he achieved personally but also what his achievements paved the way for

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    Did Graham bell appear on 1 notes back in the day, or is my memory playing tricks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibrandenburg View Post
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    Keir Hardie, but it's never gonna happen.
    Agreed. No matter how they spell it 😉

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    Craig and Charlie.

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