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They Laughed at Galileo: How the Great Inventors Proved Their Critics Wrong

By Albert Jack

A funny account of significant inventors and their critics who estimated failure.

They Laughed at Galileo takes a funny and reflective examine 1000 years of the improvement of humankind: those that dreamt, those that taught, those that antagonistic, and people who, eventually, did.

At a few element in glossy heritage, every one in every of our innovations and discoveries used to be first estimated after which built through a unmarried individual, or a handful of individuals, who dreamt of the probably most unlikely. For them, the longer term was once transparent and noticeable, yet for the overwhelming majority, together with the stated specialists in their days, such trust used to be sheer folly.

For almost about every thing that has more advantageous our glossy existence in a fashion that our ancestors couldn't potentially think, there has been as soon as a lone dreamer proclaiming, “It will be done.” That dreamer used to be almost always antagonistic by way of a staff of “enlightened” contemporaries publicly stating, “It can't be done.” good, certain it could.

Marconi’s instant radio transmissions have been at the beginning deemed unnecessary. Edward L. Drake’s eventual luck on August 27, 1859, used to be known as the day “the loopy guy first struck oil.” Louis Pasteur’s thought of germs used to be thought of a “ridiculous fiction.” every one of those innovations has had a profound impression at the process human historical past, and every one used to be rejected, resisted, and ridiculed in its day. finally, the innovators who introduced those into life supplied worthwhile contributions to technological know-how and the tradition of humankind.

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