Re: Time 100: TimBL named one of 20 scientists of the century

Robert S. Thau (
Tue, 30 Mar 1999 12:08:45 -0500 (EST)

Terence Sin writes:
> > Seriously, though, WHY would Noam Chomsky be one of the top 20
> > Scientists of the century. Most of his academic work extends the work
> > of a much more significant figure in social theory, Marshall McLuhan.
> I think they are talking about his previous stint as a linguist. Before
> he became a leftist superstar peddling media conspiracy theories, he
> did make significant contributions to formal linguistic.

Actually, he's been doing both simultaneously for his entire career.
(He's one of the relatively rare Vietnam war opponents who just never