So, the lists of Top Scientists seem to be perpetually filled with the same old names: Einstein, Newton, Aristotle, Darwin … But, what about those Scientists who actually had an IMPACT on our lives in the truest sense?
John Hawks gives us These 4 (and leaves the forth up to us).
- R. A. Fisher
- Louis Pasteur
- Leo Szilárd
- and my man, John von Neumann
For his explanation of “why these guys?”, go here.
What do you think? Who else should make the list?
I think I might put in Ibn al-Haytham, the Muslim who “invented” the Scientific Method, by which nearly every subsequently important scientific study has been based.