From Socrates To Van Gogh: Crackpots In Life, Heroes In Death (PHOTOS)

04/14/2011 07:05 am ET | Updated Jun 14, 2011

It happens in every generation: someone comes up with ideas that look crazy but turn out to be genius. When do they get the recognition? After they're dead. During life they are shunned and criticized, after death, lionized. Will we ever catch up to them? Who do you think is considered crazy but way ahead of their time right now? Let us know in the comments section below.