|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
Register Log In
Wordsmith.org Forums General Topics Q&A about words Xtraordinary flare let rip
What is it that causes a person to obsess so about problem? Why one problem and not another?
IMHO, the second question is more instrumental than we think in having made someone known as a genius. Marie Curie would probably not have achieved her fame if radioactivity were not such a "magical" phenomenon in itself, to this day. At the time, radium was immediately hailed as a miracle cure for all sorts of ailments.. Relativity too, is an example of a notion which surfaced exactly "at the right time", and was consequently misused in the most absurd arguments. On the other hand, the synthesis of ammonia, which was certainly of significance for a larger part of the world population (fertilizer..), is only present in the memory of specialists.
Moderated by Jackie
Link Copied to Clipboard
Forum Statistics Forums16Topics13,907Posts228,387Members9,161 Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members Silverfox, Red_Canoe, Merchant7, crusoe66, TheFilthyOre
9,161 Registered Users
Who's Online Now 0 members (), 81 guests, and 2 robots. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days) A C Bowden 12Jeremy67 1
Top Posters wwh 13,858Faldage 13,803Jackie 11,613tsuwm 10,542wofahulicodoc 9,911LukeJavan8 9,855Buffalo Shrdlu 7,210AnnaStrophic 6,511Wordwind 6,296of troy 5,400
Forum Rules · Mark All Read Contact Us · Forum Help · Wordsmith.org