Assumptions Questioning Great Discoveries

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In the beginning, humans lived in simplicity. They even started life in quite primitive conditions without ever knowing things that are technical and thinking in terms of science. This made human life at that time completely monotonous. They just hunt, eat, and sleep and it will be done again the next day.

It took hundreds or thousands of years to change when early humans began to think of something important. At that time, they might find the language that became the forerunner of human communication and language today. Then, we continue to the next life where civilization begins to move in a better direction by being masterminded by the discoveries & experiments carried out by scientists at that time.

Here, scientists create simple invention tools that are very useful for moving life. Objects such as telephones, printers, lamps and others are the beginning of great inventions that can then be transformed for various needs. I have a question in my mind. So, did humans at that time have a high level of genius so that they could make important discoveries before others knew about them?

The answer may vary. This may be caused by thoughts and reflections that grow into new ideas. The second possibility is also caused by reflection on new ideas. The difference is that scientists are made aware of other people's experiences and experiments that have been carried out before, but that didn’t turn out to be something that was considered successful.


For example, the plague that hit Sir Isaac Newton made him think things beyond the understanding of most people at the time. In the end, he was able to make concepts and experiments that underlie the teachings of calculus, the force of gravity which makes this the basis of one of the concepts of mathematics and physics.

So, how did Sir Isaac Newton find it where there isn’t enough literature or book evidence to make it a reference in making difficult concepts? It is very difficult to explain this and maybe only Sir Isaac Newton knows how he can think of things. He can solve something that doesn't make sense with a solution more acceptable to human reason. 

Then, the second is the discovery based on thought resulting from previous experiences. I mean by that, there are indeed inventors who aren’t early, but they confirm and refine the invention in a way that is better and useful for the next era.

As an example, you may know that Benjamin Franklin is known as the inventor of electricity. Until the time he managed to publish a book entitled "Experiments and Observation of Electricity" to introduce electricity to the public. But, he wasn’t the initial discoverer that electricity became a part of human life. Electricity was first discovered by a Greek thinker named Thales. Although only an observation of static electricity, this simple discovery became a continuous discovery that was investigated by William Gilbert, Benjamin Franklin and Michael Faraday as the last discoverers of electricity who perfected electricity for the future of mankind.


So, I assume that there are scientists who get the idea purely from the greatness of their mind and there are also those who continue the concept of the discovery until it becomes a perfect discovery. Whatever it is, we have the great technology of today, a great era because of their ideas & hard work. We should be grateful to the geniuses of the past who have created useful inventions and great tools. Without them, the transformation and development of science will not occur and even forever we will be ancient humans. I also don’t forget to thank God that they have created great humans and genius brains.

Photo Sources:
1. Unsplash | Engineering (lead image)
2. Wikimedia Commons | Sir Isaac Newton
3. Wikimedia Commons | Benjamin Franklin

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