Acid Tongues and Tranquil Dreamers: Eight Scientific Rivalries That Changed the World
As George Bernard Shaw said, "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man." Like other creative geniuses, scientists have achieved breakthroughs as a result of irrational motives -- notably the desire to best a rival. Revealing how each resulted in extraordinary discoveries, Michael White explores eight all-too-human rivalries over the past four centuries:
ISAAC NEWTON vs. GOTTFRIED LEIBNIZ
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