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Experts Aren't Deities

MatthewlovesAyn Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 4:26 PM
Chris: What you just said is every bit as stupid as what Obama said about a businessman not making his own business. It probably would have been 100 years later before anyone matched what Newton did in mathematics. The men of the mind are what raises humanity out of the primordial ooze, not the random ramblings of mystics and soothsayers like Al Gore. As a human, I will take the man who created artificial refrigeration over every politician ever born as being a person worthy of praise. What you said is garbage at best, and sophistry at worst.

Let's look at experts. Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was a mathematician and scientist. Newton has to be the greatest and most influential scientist who has ever lived. He laid the foundation for classical mechanics, and his genius transformed our understanding of science, particularly in the areas of physics, mathematics and astronomy. What's not widely known is that Newton spent most of his waking hours on alchemy; his experiments included trying to turn lead into gold. Though he wrote volumes on alchemy, after his death Britain's Royal Society deemed that they were "not fit to be printed."

Lord William Thomson Kelvin (1824-1907)...