Read this this neat, albeit lengthy, article from The New York Times on Freeman Dyson--a distinguished scientist and intellectual--of whom I was previously (and shamefully) unaware.
So utterly ignorant was I of him that I wondered--just prior to reading the article-- if he was the dude who behind my vacuum cleaner.
As it turns out, that's James Dyson; and my mistaken connection shamed me to be in the same league as Theodore Logan.
Mr. Ryan: Who was Joan of Arc?
Ted Logan: Noah's wife?