New Haven wrote:
...The French have produced some very famous scientists over the past centuries.
The French are thought to be sexy, just because the French language is a very sexy language, relative to plain, unsexy, English.
Well, Germany, USSR and USA produced not less than France did. Sir Isaac Newton was British, Albert Einstein was born in Switzerland and lived in Germany and USA, Pavlov was Russian/Soviet citizen, Robert Koch, Paul Ehrlich, Wehrner von Heisenberg, Wilhelm Konrad Röntgen, Werner von Braun were Germans, Messrs. Watson and Crick were Americans, and Sir Alexander Flemming lived and died in the UK, etc.
Regarding sexiness of the language: IMO, je vous aime
does not sound sexier than I love you