Science is so called the ’father of progress’ and yet the development of Fordism and the evolution of artificial fertilization deteriorates the social value of science. Brave New World offers incites on an innovative world trying and, even more frightening, succeeding to create a utopia while destroying family and erasing the humanity in people. Humanity is the qualities or characteristics that, considered as a whole, to be characteristic of human beings. Qualities like love, marriage, commitment, and family. One of Huxley’s characters, John, tries to point out these characteristics to Helmholtz, a man who has been taught the beliefs of the World State, but utterly fails.
Many of these inventions were used to better everyday human life. l Thomas Edison was another intelligent scientist that used the findings of Ben Franklin to invent a contraption called the light bulb. At the time of Edison?s findings, there was only gas and cand... ... middle of paper ... ...othing like what are computers are today, it still started the ball rolling for the invention of many practical and useful computers today. Each of these men have contributed to our society in their own special way . Each of their creative minds brought something into this world that has changed it forever.
The system of power lines that run from the power plant to the homes across the globe was also an Idea of Tesla. These innovations would arguably, in the opinion of many, make Nikola Tesla the greatest inventor who ever lived. No one man ever accomplished so much by himself. Confucius once said, “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” Several millennia passed before anyone would be able to experience music whenever and wherever they wanted, without having to ... ... middle of paper ... ...rting out, Tesla devised a “Spark Gap” which discharges sparks between two electrodes. The gap should be adjustable as to control the amount of voltage that crosses it at one given time.
Also, Equality created a light bulb meant to alter his society’s light and power. Equality’s gift of light was created to illuminate mankind’s path and launch a period of invention and discovery, if it was accepted by the Council. “At first, man was enslaved by the gods.”(Rand, Anthem pg.101). Another comparable thing between Equality and Prometheus was their amazing sacrifices made for their values. Before revolutionizing human technology with the gift of fire, Prometheus knew he would suffer, and still he refused to sacrifice his ideals in the face of authority, for his actions, Prometheus was punished by Zeus for all ... ... middle of paper ... ...engths of Equality and Liberty, mankind is redeemed from its suffering under the “noble” ideal of communism.
In addition to improved technology, Vonnegut and Beckett emphasize that members of society need to attach significance to their lives through the use of free will. Through his dramatic contribution to the "theater of the absurd," Samuel Beckett abandoned the conventions of the classical play to concentrate on his important message to humanity. Using his pathetic characters, Estragon and Vladimir, Beckett illustrates the importance of human free will in a land ruled by science and technology. He understood the terrors of progress as he witnessed first hand the destruction caused by technologically-improved weapons working as a spy during WWII. In his tragicomedy, Estragon and Vladimir spend the entire time futilely waiting for Godot to arrive.
Einstein also won a Nobel prizes for succeeding physicists and he began to work towards his ultimate dream, “a theory of everything” (Michio par.48). While Einstein did not live to see his dream through, leading physicists all over the world work tirelessly toward his dream of a theory of everything. In looking at Einstein’s life, one can infer that he fits definitively into the category of INTP “the thinker” in MBTI. His curiosity and inquisitive mind has led mankind to a higher understanding of the universe and the surroundings. His thoughts and theories have given people a microscopic view of atoms as well as a macroscopic view of the universe.
Einstein on Relativity The theories of relativity were revolutionary. Everybody agrees that Einstein brought about this revolution. Even the people that claim that Einstein just tweaked the theories of Lorentz and Poincaré, admit that Einstein was the first to recognize the physical meaning of the formulations. He understood that the terms and concepts like those of absolute space and absolute time must lose there meaning and other concepts had to replace them, if we were to be able to understand the phenomena of electrodynamics. All this is consistent with a scientific revolution as conceived of by Kuhn.
Einstein is also credited with being the scientist who jump-started the creation of the first atomic bomb, the item that ended World War II. Einstein’s achievements are also considered the greatest of all scientists by many. The history of all the scientists mentioned helps to create a better understanding of the solar system in which we live. These scientists are the world’s keys to solving the mysteries of the universe, which have plagued mankind for all of time. Sources Cited Broderick, James, S.J.
The scientific revolutionaries attempted to understand and explain man and the natural world. Thinkers such as Copernicus, Descartes, and Newton overturned the authority of the Middle Ages and the classical world. By authority I don’t mean that of the church but of the “triad” Aristotle, Ptolemy, and Galen. The revolutionaries of the new science had to escape their intellectual heritage. The long term effects of both the Scientific Revolution and the acceptance and dependence upon science can still be felt today in our daily lives.
"(Sophocles 185) As a king he wants people to fulfill his request and Teiresias wanted no truth to be told. Pride is his essence and when he was put into a negative light, he became really harsh. He chose to accuse Teiresias and Creon of plotting to dethrone him than accept the truth. It was actually Oedipus’ choice to invite the prophet because as he puts it, Teiresias,"...have harnessed all knowledge and all mysteries; you know what heaven hides..."(Sophocles 195). Evidently, Oedipus believes that this ... ... middle of paper ... ...ck in my soul, and there it dumbly clings; that cloud is my own spirit – that now wins its fiercest battle and turns back to trample me…” (Sophocles 237) He placed a dark loom on himself as many have tried to prevent him from going into the dark to search for light.