Encouragement from Scientists and Thinkers who Changed the World

Encouragement from scientists and thinkers who changed the world, the majority of people on earth are working and plotting their future on earth, what some people call the chaos of our lives. Among these billions of people some thinkers and scientists are spending their time and energy to improve the life on earth for everybody. These thinkers and scientists have and will play a major role to improve live on earth for everybody.

It is important for all of us to know about them and get encouragement for our lives through their efforts to improve life on earth.

Many of the things we enjoy today and accept as normal is the result of their work. Let us get encouragement from the big changes and influence they have had on our planet of today

EncouragementJohn Maynard Keynes (1883-1946)

The greatest economic thinker of the 20th century, Keynes (a Liberal incidentally) challenged fundamentally the idea that market economies will automatically adjust to create full employment. In the Twenties he developed radical plans for dealing with unemployment through deficit financing and state intervention. Later on, he participated in the Bretton Woods conference (which looked at how to establish a post-war monetary system that would avoid further economic crises) that led to the creation of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

EncouragementAdam Smith (1723-1790

Smith is the giant on whose shoulders subsequent economists have stood. His arguments for free trade, market competition and the morality of private enterprise remain as fresh and influential as when written over 200 years ago. However, his arguments have at times been misinterpreted by “free marketers” in recent decades. He saw government’s sole job as to establish law and justice, and provide for the nation’s education and basic infrastructure.

EncouragementMilton Friedman (1912–2006)

Milton Friedman taught at the University of Chicago for over 30 years. Many experts both within and outside of his field consider him to be one of, if not the, most influential economists of the last century. Friedman’s work focused on challenging “naive Keynesianism” and opposing government policy based on these theories. Less controversially, his theories recently played an important part in the Federal Reserve’s response to the global financial crisis.

EncouragementFrancis Crick and James Watson

Francis Crick and James Watson together discovered the double helix structure of DNA, the “blueprint of life.” After their discovery was made public and the two men became famous, they went their separate ways, rarely speaking to each other. This may have been in part because of personality conflicts. Although many considered Crick to be talkative and brash, Watson made the very first line of his famous book.

EncouragementNikola Tesla 1856 – 1943

Nikola Tesla was one of the greatest and most enigmatic scientists who played a key role in the development of electro magnetism and other scientific discoveries of his time. Evidence of his difficult temperament sometimes manifested and after an estrangement from his family, he suffered a nervous breakdown. Accompanied by blinding flashes of light, he would often visualize mechanical and theoretical inventions spontaneously. Tesla was in many ways an eccentric and genius. His discoveries and inventions were unprecedented.

EncouragementOtto Hahn 1879 – 1968

Otto Hahn was a German Chemist, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. With just a basic chemistry laboratory, Hahn discovered Meothorium, and the mother substance of radium, ionium. This discovery later had a great practical use for radiation treatment. His opposition to the nuclear arms race caused him to be nominated for the Nobel Peace prize. After the Second World War, he campaigned against the use of Nuclear weapons. He became a leading figure within post war FDR, and was a high profile critic of rearming West Germany, with atomic weapons.

EncouragementGalileo Galilei  1564 – 1642

Galileo was born in Florence, Italy in 1564 to a poor but noble family. Galileo was appointed to be a mathematics professor at the University of Pisa, but, his strident criticisms of Aristotle, left him isolated amongst his contemporaries. He made important discoveries about gravity, inertia and also developed the forerunner of the thermometer. Galileo also worked tirelessly on the science of gnomonics (telling time by shadows) and the laws of motion. By inventing the world’s first telescope, Galileo was able to make many explorations of the universe possible.

EncouragementGuglielmo Marconi 1874 – 1937

Marconi is a Nobel laureate physicist from Italy. He is best known for his invention of Radio and he first introduced wireless telegraph system. He initially started working on electromagnetic wave or radio waves invented by Heinrich Hertz. Then after a long research he could figure out such a technology to communicate without wire.

EncouragementConfucius   551 – 479 BC

Master Kong Qiu, as his name translates from Chinese, lived from 551 to 479 BC, and remains the most important single philosopher in Eastern history. Confucius defended the idea of an Emperor, but also advocated limitations to the emperor’s power. The emperor must be honest and his subjects must respect him, but he must also deserve that respect. Confucius also devised his own, independent version of the Golden Rule( on how we must treat other people), which had existed for at least a century in Greece before him.

EncouragementAristotle   384 – 322 BC

Aristotle is the first to have written systems by which to understand and criticize everything from pure logic to ethics, politics, literature, even science. His so-called “ladder of life” has eleven rungs, at the top of which are humans. His principles of ethics were founded on the concept of doing good, rather than merely being good. A person may be kind, merciful, charitable, etc., but until he proves this by helping others, his goodness means precisely nothing to the world, in which case it means nothing to himself.

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