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CNBC Quizzes

Quiz: QUIZ: Techonomists of the Past

Question 1 of 10

In a 2005 survey of members of Britain's Royal Society, who was said to have made the greatest contribution to science?

  1. Albert Einstein
  2. Isaac Newton
  3. Louis Pasteur
  4. Stephen Hawking
Correct!

In 2005, Britain's Royal Society surveyed its members to determine which figure had made the greatest contribution to science overall, Isaac Newton or Albert Einstein. Among all of the members surveyed, Newton was the winner with 61.8%. Among scientists, the results were even more lopsided, with Newton receiving 86.2% of the vote to Einstein's 13.8%.

SOURCE: Newton Beats Einstein in Polls of Scientists and the Public | The Royal Society