Science is a body of knowledge that accumulates over generations. Even when an individual reaches the wrong conclusions, he or she paves the way for those who follow. (Albert Einstein swept aside many of the theories of Isaac Newton, but if there had never been a Newton, there never could have been an Einstein.) This section gives biographies of just some of the people — scientists, artists and collectors — who contributed to what we know today.

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