i could argue that darwin's theory had the greatest impact on the widest sprectrum of society....
what about the man (sorry another name that should be at the top of my head, this is not my day, i think) that invented penicillin, polio vaccine?
i could go on and on
oh my god, talk about widest impact on widest spectrum of society....he is so in use, the great unwashed don't even know they're using him
anyways, but i won't go on and on, because you believe darwin is the man and i believe he is but one of many incredible men, and it is impossible to say who had the greatest impact of any of them, and it is better to say that they were all pretty incredible
the men i mentioned in my previous thread i specifically stated because they all had theories that opposed religious belief (excepting napoleon, lol) and that seems to be a favored trend of yours...
suffice it to say that yes, i agree darwin was pretty darn spiff
did you know that darwin had his theory of evolution and sat on it for many years scared of the huge uproar it would cause and it was not until some other poor sod, who's name i don't remember either and who is universally forgotten, was going to publish the very same thing and darwin got his buns in gear.
but really when it comes right down to it, i wouldn't really care who represented the scientists for science day!
sure let's have a science day!! hooray hooray