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08:17 pm - Lawful and Chaotic women of science
I just found this on my laptop, forgot I had made it: the date is December 2010, so I guess I did it then. My memory. It's one of those tables of lawful good/chaotic evil etc. I used actual quotes from those women scientists. I think it fits in quite well with the Ada Lovelace day discussion.

Of course, none of this should imply I think that (for example) Grace Hopper was evil. It's just a meme. I like the quotes though: 'nothing in life is to be feared'. Go Marie C!


Lawful good

Françoise Barré-Sinoussi:

"l'utilisation régulière du préservatif permet de réduire d'au moins 90 % le risque de transmission du HIV"


Neutral good

Marie Curie:

"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood."

Chaotic good

Florence Nightingale:

"The world is put back by the death of every one who has to sacrifice the development of his or her peculiar gifts to conventionality."


Lawful neutral

Ada Lovelace:

"My comprehension can only be an infinitesimal fraction of all I want to understand."


True neutral

Caroline Herschel:

"However important man becomes, he is nothing compared to the stars."

Chaotic neutral

Susan Blackmore:

"When I say that consciousness is an illusion I do not mean that consciousness does not exist."


Lawful evil

Susan Greenfield:

"Do we want a world with people having meaningless thrills with no narrative?"


Neutral evil

Lynn Margulis:

"Gaia is a tough bitch"



Chaotic evil

Grace Hopper:

"It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission."



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Date:October 10th, 2011 04:27 am (UTC)
Is it intentional that you put the designer of COBOL as Chaotic Evil? Because that's pretty funny.
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Date:October 10th, 2011 05:32 am (UTC)
Good. Really I just based their placement in the table on the quote I wanted to use. Though I have just looked at her wikipedia page and there is a quote from a book about Steve Jobs ' she appeared to be "all Navy" but when you reach inside, you find a "Pirate" dying to be released'

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