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Peter Medawar

(1915—1987) biologist

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D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson

D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson  

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(1860–1948)D'Arcy Thompson was born in Edinburgh on 2 May 1860, the son of the similarly named classics master at Edinburgh Academy, and died in St Andrews on 21 June ...
Herbert Spencer

Herbert Spencer  

(1820–1903)British philosopher and sociologist. He was an early adherent of evolutionary theory, which he set down in his Principles of Psychology (1855). Spencer embraced Darwin's theory of natural ...
Karl Popper

Karl Popper  

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(1902–94).British (originally Austrian) philosopher, whose considerable reputation rests on his philosophy of science and his political philosophy. In his early work he was associated with the ...
Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet

Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet  

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(1899–1985)Australian physician and virologist who, with Sir Peter Medawar, won the 1960 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for the discovery that immunological tolerance to tissue transplants ...

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