By Mario Livio
WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES. Nobody’s excellent. no longer even the various maximum geniuses in background, as Mario Livio tells us during this fantastic tale of clinical blunders and breakthrough.
Charles Darwin, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), Linus Pauling, Fred Hoyle, and Albert Einstein have been all extraordinary scientists. each one made groundbreaking contributions to his field—but every one additionally stumbled badly. Darwin’s concept of traditional choice shouldn’t have labored, in keeping with the present ideals of his time. no longer until eventually Gregor Mendel’s paintings used to be identified might there be a mechanism to give an explanation for ordinary choice. How may Darwin be either incorrect and correct? Lord Kelvin, Britain’s prime clinical mind on the time, gravely miscalculated the age of the earth. Linus Pauling, the world’s prime chemist (who could win the Nobel Prize in chemistry) built an misguided version for DNA in his haste to overcome the contest to book. Astrophysicist Fred Hoyle brushed off the belief of a “Big Bang” beginning to the universe (ironically, the caustic identify he gave to this occasion continued lengthy after his faulty objections have been disproven). And Albert Einstein, whose identify is synonymous with genius, speculated incorrectly concerning the forces that carry the universe in equilibrium—and that hypothesis opened the door to fantastic conceptual leaps. those 5 scientists increased our wisdom of lifestyles in the world, the evolution of the earth itself, and the evolution of the universe, regardless of and due to their mistakes. As Mario Livio luminously explains, the clinical approach advances via mistakes. errors are necessary to development.
Brilliant Blunders is a unique travel in the course of the global of technology and medical achievement—and a perfectly insightful exam of the psychology of 5 attention-grabbing scientists.
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Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein - Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe by Mario Livio