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The year is 2202. Scientists have discovered a method of using DNA to bring people back to life. All that is needed is a drop of blood or a fragment of bone or skin. The Nobel Prize committee have decided that they will pay for three of the following scientists back to life. You have to discuss which of the following scientists are most worthy of this honour. Below is a brief description of their achievements and a link to further information about them in order to help you reach a decision.
The founder of modern physical science, famous for discovering the laws of gravity, he wrote one of the most influential scientific books of all time Principia Mathematica.
Nobel Prize winner in 1904 her discovery of radium led to the development of radiation therapy, a major tool in the curing of cancer
Michael Faraday (1791-1867)
Faraday was the first to use an electric motor, the first to use a dynamo and a battery. He brought electricity to mankind.
Crick & Watson
On 28 February 1953 biologists James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the structure of DNA - the chemical code for all life. The breakthrough revealed how genetic information is passed from one generation to the next and revolutionised biology and medicine.
Father of the railways his, steam train made its first journey in 1825. Without his invention there wouldn’t have an Industrial Revolution.
Darwin’s volume The Origin of Species’ opened our eyes to where we came from, how life on earth developed and what made one species more likely to succeed than another.
Credited with saving millions of lives he discovered the bacteria that would become penicillin and in doing so helped develop the world’s first antibiotic.
Charles Babbage (1791- 1871)
The father of computers, his Analytical Machine was the forerunner to today’s PC.
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