I never studied Darwin much but I did study what was built upon Darwin and distilled from Darwin.
That said – and I love all these folks but I’ll be harsh:
a) Stephen Hawking became mostly a science popularist
b) Carl Sagan was mostly a science popularist.
c) Einstein was a science pop star from the 1920s onwards
d) Tesla was an inventor but seemed to lose his way.
So I’m between Newton and Darwin. Newton was last published in 1707, died in 1727, so 20 years of not publishing.
But Darwin published until his death.
So if you bring Darwin back to life, he will CONTINUE be a working scientist.
This is not a measure of “WHO I LIKE THE MOST”. That’s different.
“The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species” was published by John Murray publishers of London.
1878 late Winter
The biography of his grandfather titled, “Erasmus Darwin” was published by John Murray publishers of London.
Darwin finished, “The Movement and Habits of Climbing Plants” and sent it to John Murray for publication.
“The Formation of Vegetable Mould, through the Actions of Worms, with Observations on Their Habits” was published by John Murray publishers of London.
Died in 19 April 1882 (aged 73)