Mad Scientist #1: Harry Harlow

As far as careers go, comparative psychologist Harry Harlow had a pretty good run of things. The guy founded and chaired the internationally renowned Primate Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He generated over 320 research papers during his 50+ year career, won the National Medal of Science, and was even elected president of the American Psychological Association back in the 50s.

He’s also been described as a “sadistic rapist,” single-handedly responsible for the rise of the animal liberation movement. Continue reading