Misc.: Things Named after Biologists
We can expect biologists' names to become attached to things they
discover or invent, whether part of the anatomy (e.g. Malpighian layer),
diseases (e.g. Tourette's syndrome), equipment (Petri dishes),
procedures (pasteurization), etc.. Some names are given simply to honor
the scientist (e.g. Darwin, Australia). Here are some less expected
1991 Darwin - asteroid.
6542 Jacquescousteau - asteroid named after marine
biologist Jacques Cousteau.
8373 Stephengould - asteroid named after Stephen
10739 Lowman - asteroid named after canopy
botanist Margaret D. Lowman.
84928 Oliversacks - asteroid named after
neurologist/author Oliver Sacks.
James Bond When Ian Fleming was in the Caribbean
writing Dr. No, he picked the name for his hero off the
bookshelf, from The Birds of the West Indies by James
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