From: John Wilkins (
Date: Thu 24 Oct 2002 - 02:14:36 GMT

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    On Thursday, October 24, 2002, at 07:59 AM, Scott Chase wrote:
    >> Not that it's my country or anything but I'd have to give it to
    >> Newton. Also, I nominate Sharon Osbourne for Queen of England.
    > I second that for Ozzy's wife, implicitly making the Prince of
    > Darkness into the new King of England. Yes!
    > As for great britons I'd say Rowan Atkinson takes the cake, though I
    > suppose T.E. Lawrence would be a more serious choice.
    > Let's see Ozzy or Mr. Bean chum around with beduin warriors.

    Are you folk serious? Without William of Ockham and his followers, there'd be no Newton or Darwin...

    And I nominate Kate Bush for Queen. OK, it's retro, and I'm showing my age, but she's still the sexiest British entertainer ever.

    [Biiig smiley...]
    >> Ray Recchia
    >> At 02:41 PM 10/23/2002 +0100, you wrote:
    >>> The BBC are asking us to vote on who we think were the greatest
    >>> Britons
    >>> Darwin has to be the natural selection - cast your vote now (and
    >>> then pass this message on)
    >>> Darwin: Andrew Marr's Greatest Briton
    >>> Friday 25 October - 9pm, BBC TWO

    John S Wilkins
    Head, Communication Services
    The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
    Parkville, Victoria, Australia
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