I'd be interested to know what you guys think of this. Do you think that physics, physical discoveries and developments in our general understanding of the universe relies on the work of a few brilliant individuals (Galileo, Newton, Maxwell, Einstein etc.) or do you think that, without them, we would still come up with the same ideas, theories and conclusions? I guess the same question can also be posed in relation to mathematics (Gauss, Euler etc.) and, well, science in general.