Famous Genius Blunders
There is a tendency for the average person to rely too much on experts and the smartest among us for everything. Even though they are just humans like and and have made mistakes and blunders. Here are some examples that may surprise you.
- June 2016
Some Famous Blunders
- Thomas Edison, the inventor of hundreds of machines and the electric light bulb that changed our lives for the better. He advocated for DC currents as opposed to AC which was invented by Nikola Tesla. The 110 Volt AC current is what we plug into our walls today because it is a more efficient way to transmit electricity over long distances.
- Stephen Hawkins, a renown theoretical physicist, and author of the book "A Brief History of Time" once postulated that everything entering a black hole will disappear forever. He also believed time can go backwards which he later recanted.
- Albert Einstein, the father of relativity and the famous equation E=MC2 that lead to the invention of the atomic bomb. He proposed a cosmological constant to keep the universe stable. He was not aware that the universe is expanding. It was wrong.
- Linus Pauling, Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry, once proposed his own theory of DNA structure of having a triple helix configuration. The double helix of Crick and Watson was the correct one.
- Bill Gates, the boy genius of Microsoft and the PC revolution, once said "OS/2 is destined to be the most important Operating System of all time..." Sadly, he was mistaken.
- Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple Computer, the largest capitalization of all times, once said "even Jesus could not sell a music subscription service..."
- Elon Musk, the brain behind Tesla electric car, SpaceX and SolarCity, recently said we are all sims like the scifi movie the Matrix. He also said in an interview that we can use atomic bomb to seed Mars and make it habitable for humans.
sometimes we all need to use common sense. We cannot be lazy and let the so called "experts" call all the shots. As history have shown us, they all make mistakes. Some mistakes are harmless and we are all human. However, some policies may have dramatic impact on all our lives. I, for one, am not ready to turn my life to someone who may have a hidden agenda or may just be delutional about his own grandeur.
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