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profile name: Charles Darwin profile occupation: Biologist
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profile name: Arthur Conan Doyle profile occupation: Doctor, Journalist, Author
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profile name: J.M. Barrie profile occupation: Author, Playwright
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profile name: James C. Maxwell profile occupation: Academic, Physicist
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profile name: Eric Liddell profile occupation: Track and Field Athlete, Missionary
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profile name: Gordon Brown profile occupation: Prime Minister
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