“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
-Mark Twain

Just a few of our favorite cranks, kooks, crackpots, and other zeitgeist-nonconforming outliers who disavowed the gods, defied the priests, challenged orthodoxies, spurned myth, revised the word, reconfigured space, taught the world to see, and changed everything.

Abraham
Giordano Bruno was a poet, philosopher, teacher, Dominican friar, theorist of cosmology, apostle of Modern Science, and a heretic burned at the stake in the year 1600 by Pope Clement VIII.
Nicolaus Copernicus
Filippo Brunelleschi
Galileo Galilei
John Bunyan
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi
Emily Dickinson
Yisroel ben Eliezer (Baal Shem Tov) was a rabbinic mystic, healer, and spiritual teacher recognized as the founder of Chasidism.
Vincent Van Gogh
Louis Sullivan
Theodor Herzl
Susan B. Anthony
Frank Furness
Rav  Abraham Isaac Kook
Sophie Scholl
Marie Curie
Ruth Asawa
Raoul Wallenberg
Ayn Rand
Rosa Parks
John Lautner
Yevgeny Yevtushenko was a Soviet dissident poet who championed the ideals of Western individualism and challenged the communist government’s distortions of the Holocaust.
Agnes Varda 
Saul Bass 
Alexander Calder
Martin Luther King Jr.
Thomas Sowell is a philosopher and economist who champions individual liberty, personal responsibility, and a color-blind society.
Natan Sharansky
Lucian Freud
Douglas Murray
Vaclav Havel