They may not leap buildings in a single bound, but they have saved us from the darkness of ignorance again and again, they are…the Heroes of Science!
DeviantART user Datazoid painstakingly created this cool poster using Star Trek figures and Photoshop to honor the great minds of the 20th century, but if you’re wondering where all the other great women scientists are, he does address this in the post:
Why is there only one woman?
This is clearly a subject of some controversy. There are a bunch of reasons/excuses, not the least of which is that I honestly didn’t think too hard about it, because I was flat-out manufacturing images of little scientists with no logical pattern to how I chose them. However:
1. Because Madame Curie was extremely difficult, and I’m not at all satisfied with the end result, so I wasn’t confident attempting another.
2. I’ll admit, once I had the man-in-a-suit template down, I was fairly eager to keep using it.
3. Because, statistically, they’re in the minority. I’m not suggesting by any degree that their work is lesser, or that they shouldn’t be recognised for their accomplishments, but when you punch up a list of “most recognisable scientists”, “most famous scientists”, etc, which is basically how I chose most of these (with the exception of a few personal favourites), there just aren’t many women. Just to point out: I only have one African-American scientist, one Indian scientist, one Hungarian mathematician. For the record, Mae Jemison was on my list, as was Florence Nightingale and Valentina Tereshkova. I have a LONG list. If I make a second one of these, you can count on them being there. Unfortunately for this collection, there are only so many hours I can spend drawing little people.
Hey, we do appreciate the shout-out, so now the question is, can we get something like this into production?
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