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P.Z. Myers of Pharyngula notes an ironic coincidence. (And then picks a fight.)

Tulane University's Hullabaloo notes that number 432 on the list is one of their math professors, Frank Tipler.

A segment on German Public Radio ponders the difference between fame and infamy. (It starts around minute 7 in this broadcast.)

Gaëtan Landry (aka Headbomb) of the The Signpost takes a deep look into the data. (Anders Sandberg also takes a peek.)

Larry Moran of Sandwalk notes that the top 25 famous scientists are dead.

Anne Goldstein of the Berkeley Science Review notes that 3 of the 10 most famous living scientists, and the top 2 living physicists, are women.

"Tomaso Agricola" of de Volkskrant notes that the most famous Dutch scientist is Hugo De Vries (41 mD).

Norwegian journalist Elvind Torgersen of Forskning notes with pride that biologist Michael Sars (42 mD) is the most famous Norwegian scientist on the list.

Czech blogger Filip Tvrdý of Massive Error is impressed that mathematical philosophers like Russel and Whitehead are ranked so highly.

Eric Berger of the Houston Chronicle wonders what made Barry Commoner so famous.

Gina Hagler of Synthesis models the fame of modelers.

The Scientific Journal Club does a culturomics round-up.

Mohammad Fahad notes the fame of Pakistani scientists on Aiksawal, without mentioning nuclear proliferation-enabler Abdul Qadeer Khan (2 mD).