Week 5: Profiles of Thinkers on the Path to Newton

For one thinker along The Path to Newton, write a 500 word (or so) profile, discussing the accomplishments (or mis-steps) of your chosen thinker, and at least one aspect of how the state of the world he worked in influenced his thinking.  For example, if you choose Isaac Newton, you would talk about how he came to his theory of gravity, and how being a member of the Royal Society made that easier.