From filmmaker Paul Ratner:
Ranking the world’s greatest contemporary scientists may be a no-win proposition, with inevitable questions about how to evaluate one’s contribution over another. How does a discovery in one field measure up to a discovery in a different one? And what about Richard Dawkins, where is he on this list? All reasonable questions, but ultimately we need to start the discussion somewhere. So here’s a debatable list of top ten scientists from around the world who have made a great impact on our life (but not in order of the magnitude of their achievements because that just might be an unscientific exercise):More.
Spoiler: Richard Dawkins is not on the list. So far as one can see. Did I miss him?
And with radical Darwinism in ruins, what is his big achievement besides getting in Today in Anti-God News a lot?
On the other hand, what do reader think of the claims for Stephen Hawking, and James Watson? A bit oversold? Some of the others seem undersold (as a result?)
It would be interesting to come back in a decade and see how all their reputations have fared.
From two years ago: Top Ten science world-changers