this post was submitted on 12 May 2024
575 points (97.2% liked)

Science Memes

9038 readers
1496 users here now

Welcome to c/science_memes @!

A place for majestic STEMLORD peacocking, as well as memes about the realities of working in a lab.


  1. Don't throw mud. Behave like an intellectual and remember the human.
  2. Keep it rooted (on topic).
  3. No spam.
  4. Infographics welcome, get schooled.

Sister Communities

Science and Research

Biology and Life Sciences

Physical Sciences

Humanities and Social Sciences

Practical and Applied Sciences



founded 1 year ago
you are viewing a single comment's thread
view the rest of the comments
[–] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago (19 children)

It’s the duality of man, sometimes people can do great things at the same time as doing terrible things.

We should just realise that people are good and bad and not hold people on pedestals.

[–] [email protected] -5 points 1 month ago (12 children)

I don’t give a flying fuck about the “duality of a man”. As I said, we can’t cancel the work of this POS. What we can do is letting his story die among other not so famous scientists but nonetheless more relevant even in the eyes of science. Those who deserve to be known and reminded.

My dad liked that quote “You die twice. First when your body shuts down. Second the last time someone ever pronounces your name”

So if you don’t mind, let’s kill that motherfucker once and for all.

[–] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago (4 children)

It’s just an unrealistic expectation is alls I’m saying. The fact is, people will remember his name in 10,000 years because he is a part of history and you can’t rewrite history.

Let’s agree to disagree aye.

[–] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Idk, I think it's worth mentioning. I didn't know that about him.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Sure bring it to people’s attention, as I didn’t know either, but I was arguing that we can’t scrub the dude from history as that’s just a deluded expectation.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

No need to even bring it to people's attention. The guy is known among normies for a maybe virtual cat at best and not much else. That's his contribution and importance to humanity and general audiences won't need to recall anything else. Crying to bring to attention the whole pedophile thing outside of academia (or heck, even in academia, how does it even affect the experiment?) is pretty much self-defeating in that sense.

load more comments (2 replies)
load more comments (9 replies)
load more comments (15 replies)