Monday, October 15, 2012

1921 Photo of Great Scientists Double Take!

I came across something today that grabbed my attention so I thought I would put a quick post up. Also, if you are over 5'11'', can turn your head around, and can run the 40 yard dash in less than 30 seconds please contact the New England Patriots this week for a possible job in the defensive secondary. Thanks, tell your friends!

1921 Photo of Great Scientists Double Take!
In news I am sure will shock you, I was looking over some Wikipedia articles today and I cam across an old photograph from 1921 of a large group of famous scientists. I have to admit, I thought the picture had been photo shopped or something due to the gentleman in the front center of the picture (click for larger view or use this link):
From the description:
From left to right are: three unidentified men, David Sarnoff, Thomas J. Hayden, Ernst Julius Berg, S. Benedict, Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla, Charles Proteus Steinmetz, A.N. Goldsmith, A. Malsin, Irving Langmuir, Albert W. Hull, E.B. Pillsbury, Saul Dushman, Richard Howland Ranger, George Ashley Campbell and two unidentified men.

The odd looking fellow in the front was Charles Proteus Steinmetz, who had a long and distinguished physics career.

I don't know, but this picture just grabbed me.

Have a good night.

11 comments:

Casey L. Clark said...

That's neat!

David Ceballos Correa said...

Great!

The Basis Point said...

That cat in the middle obviously runs the show...

GawainsGhost said...

Of the men pictured, the greatest is Tesla. That man revolutionized radio in ways most people don't understand. And the band named after him isn't too bad either.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2q_-xN2N54

As far as Einstein goes, his theory of relativity, while influential, is questionable. I'm not much for Eintein or Darwin or Newton. The essence of science is that any theory, no matter how well established, must be questioned in the light of new evidence.

I'm more of a Grosseteste, Leibniz and Lorenz kind of guy. These men understood chaos and complexity theory before the science was even invented. I'm more of a Chaucer, Blake and Whitman kind of guy, for the same reason. But that's just me.

It's good to see you back, GYC. You're Patriots showed something the other night. My Cowboys suck. Oh, well, such is life.

GawainsGhost said...

Of the men pictured, the greatest is Tesla. That man revolutionized radio in ways most people don't understand. And the band named after him isn't too bad either.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2q_-xN2N54

As far as Einstein goes, his theory of relativity, while influential, is questionable. I'm not much for Eintein or Darwin or Newton. The essence of science is that any theory, no matter how well established, must be questioned in the light of new evidence.

I'm more of a Grosseteste, Leibniz and Lorenz kind of guy. These men understood chaos and complexity theory before the science was even invented. I'm more of a Chaucer, Blake and Whitman kind of guy, for the same reason. But that's just me.

It's good to see you back, GYC. You're Patriots showed something the other night. My Cowboys suck. Oh, well, such is life.

EconomicDisconnect said...

Gawains, yes Tesla was a rare genius. Yeah, the Patriots showed a high school secondary LOL!

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