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In 1676, Sir Isaac Newton wrote "If I have seen further it is by standing on ye shoulders of Giants." In this blog, we take Newton's words to heart, and recognize the many great engineers and scientists upon whose shoulders we stand.

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Robert Baker - Creator of the Chicken Nugget

Posted March 27, 2006 11:20 AM
Pathfinder Tags: December 29 March 13

Food scientist Robert Baker, from Cornell passed away at the age of 84. As a scientist for Cornell none of his machines or products were ever copywritten and were freely given away to the world. The most ground breaking machine he created was the chicken deboner (think of how hard a machine like that would have to be to design) which led to the chicken patty and chicken nugget.
I can't really think of a world without chicken, and he was one of the people who created the foodstuffs that are now common place and helped to change the diet of people everywhere.
Link to an interview with is son.

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