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The Geek World's Greatest Scientists

By Vadim Newquist Nov 21, 2013

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6. Sherlock Holmes

When celebrated sci-fi author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created Sherlock Holmes, he was determined to create a mystery series that did not hinge on coincidence; he wanted a character who was just so bloody brilliant he solved every crime with the aid of his wits alone. Holmes, who is not a scientist per se but gathers all of his evidence by strictly adhering to the scientific method, fulfilled Doyle's vision and gave the world one of its most distinctive detectives in the process.

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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