A prelude to the advent of science is the advent of measure; measure is a quality much admired in the abstract. However, our civilization values the ineffable as well as the quantifiable, finding utility in the tensions between such polar opposites. Specific attempts to measure particular things are, therefore, liable to encounter an ambivalent response. It has been over two millennia since Horace decreed, “There is measure in all things.” And the parturition of some prodigious genius, in conjunction with their advanced vertically thinking might have written on the face of the history of the orb, its importance. The Top 10 badass scientists who have devoted their lives to this revolution are.