QUIZ: Which Dead And Wrong Scientist Are You?

Graham, L. et al.

You thought scientists were always right???

Take the quiz to find out which dead and wrong scientist you are! 

Which science do you like best?

Pick a non-science job:

Your friends would say you’re:

What is your preferred mode of transportation?

You see a runaway trolley moving toward five tied-up people lying on the tracks. You are standing next to a lever that controls a switch. If you pull the lever, the trolley will be redirected onto a side track, and the five people on the main track will be saved. However, there is a single person lying on the side track. Do you:

QUIZ: Which Dead And Wrong Scientist Are You?
Aristotle: Father of modern philosophy & believer in weird sex stuff (died 322 BC)

Though normally pragmatic and logical, you can sometimes get roped into believing the most outlandish conspiracy theories just like Aristotle, who believed in telegony - that a child could inherit genes and characteristics from any one of their mom’s previous "lovers"
John Dalton: Expert meteorologist, chemist and physicist who underestimated the atom (died 1844)

While you’re well-rounded and a jack-of-all trades type, you have a tendency to jump to conclusions, like how John Dalton held the absolutely foolish belief that atoms cannot be subdivided, created or destroyed.
Edmond Halley: Had a whole comet named after him, but thought the earth was like Swiss cheese (died 1742)

You are extremely observant, and quite the explorer (you certainly know your way around a sextant ;)), but you make wild assumptions if you can't see something with your own eyes, liked how Halley thought the earth is hollow.
Franz Joseph Gall: Pioneering psychologist who thought head shape determined personality (died 1828)

A glass half full person, you can sometimes be a bit TOO optimistic about things, like Mr. Gall, who determined the functional regions of the brain, but who thought that the shape of a skull could determine personality (including one for “talent for poetry”)
Samuel Hahnemann: A former physician who thought thought the best medicine was no medicine (died 1843)

A cunning linguist, you have a talent for language and writing, but you may want to stick with your strengths, and avoid the mistakes of failed German physician Dr. Hahnemann, a master translator who best known for creating the pseudoscience homeopathy.
Pythagoras: The King of Triangles who was a little TOO into numbers (died 495 BC)

Though you are extremely astute, you can be a bit obsessive when you find your “thing,” so be careful to reel it in before you end up like Pythagoras and start believing that the letters in your name can predict your future

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Lexa Graham

Lexa Graham is a comedian with a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, and the founder and editor of DNAtured Journal. She has previously written for Reductress, CBC Comedy and also had her research published in The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering. You can follow her on Twitter @LexaGrammar.

About Lexa Graham 63 Articles
Lexa Graham is a comedian with a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, and the founder and editor of DNAtured Journal. She has previously written for Reductress, CBC Comedy and also had her research published in The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering. You can follow her on Twitter @LexaGrammar.