Clair Patterson

This is geochemist Clair Patterson. Through measuring isotopic data from meteorites, he was the first scientist to figure out the correct age of the earth, and after that pretty much saved humanity from lead poisoning. He successfully fended off the bribery attempts and vastly well funded misinformation onslaught of the Big Oil lobby, one of the most powerful and dangerous groups on earth that is never hesitant to poison people and the planet if there is a profit in it. Whenever I get annoyed by our culture’s obsession with talentless celebrities and worthless politicians, I try to remind myself that people like Clair Patterson exist. I am contemplating getting his face tattooed on my shoulder. When people ask who it is I’ll just say it’s a dragon.

This entry was posted in nature, old, politics and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply