Why scientists aren’t so famous today?
I wanted to share this article “Why No Famous Scientists or Engineers?”:
I especially liked the answer in comment #4: “I think the problem is the lack of revolutionary and easily understandable science/technology”
To summarize what Krishnan said in his reply to the above article (see comment):
- The work of today’s scientists is not less important than what it used to be.
- There is a bias in the author’s note.
I agree with both his points. But I also agree with the author’s central point – Today there are lesser scientists who are famous or their work!
Why is that? Where are we going wrong?
Writing papers or patents today is an Art. Write on everything around the object and nothing about the object! Specifically hide intricate details to avoid leaking your intellectual property.Obviously this makes it difficult for the reader to comprehend the science being described! I have an impression that “in those days” a general scientist wasn’t so insecure about his idea being leaked or stolen. In defense of my very own scientific community,
“It wasn’t so commercial, you know!”
~ King Julian, Madagascar
What can we do to avoid it?
“Theories should be as simple as possible, but not simpler”
~ Albert Einstein