Creative Experiments in Science

It is a surprising and extraordinary fact that Micheal Faraday derived all his insights from creative experiments, precise observations and an understanding of how nature works.

Faraday’s most important invention was and IS the generator. Instead of weak and expensive batteries, the generator opened up the possibility of large scale cheap power. Even today, all electricity produced by generators goes back to the principle of electromagnetic induction discovered by Faraday.

His contribution to humanity is hard to describe with just a few paragraphs. He was also son of a blacksmith, worked at a shop that bound paper into books and was horrible at math.

Name One Great Scientist?

99.9% of world’s population would name Einstein if asked to name a famous scientist yet they would not be able to point out any benefit Einstein brought to humanity.

On the other hand…

It is immensely strange that the same percentage of the world’s population wouldn’t name Tesla if asked the same question and would not really know anything about James Clerk Maxwell or Oliver Heaviside or Charles Proteus Steinmetz and others, even though you can directly see and point out benefits these individuals brought to humanity virtually anywhere you look.