I think we can all agree that, growing up without a smart phone, Newton was seriously deprived. He did, however, have a dog. And it ate his homework. Oh, yeah, he invented the catflap too. One of those absurdly simple ideas anyone ought to have thought of... but didn't.
I'm wary of heroes, I mean all credit to the clever people who dream up stuff, but we have no idea what would have happened if they hadn't turned up. Like someone would have written Shakespear's plays if he hadn't? Maybe, and maybe he would have been called Shakespear too. Probably Jim is too pissed off about, um, whatever he's pissed off about to explain why Bohr is a special case there. But I'd quite like to know.