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Old October 10 2012, 11:55 PM   #288
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Re: The Revolution pilot is online now...

sojourner wrote: View Post
wissaBOO wrote: View Post
Been wondering why people were so absolutely sure no one was using steam.
Pretty sure google guy said in the premiere that steam power didn't work. One would presume, since he is the scientist archetype for the show, that at some point over the past 15 years that he tested it.
He said batteries and sparkplugs also stopped working as part of his "physics went crazy" speech. He never mentioned steam power.

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Specialization today has made many brainy science guys good at one thing but not necessarily good at all science.
Because they don't need to be, or if they are, they're drowned out by countless specialists in the field, as you say. In da Vinci's time there were over six billion fewer people, very few of which were literate compared to today, and even fewer still who were highly educated and had the financing and logistical capabilities necessary to complete their work.

Can you think of anyone today that possesses even a fraction of Da Vinci's range in science?
A fraction? Sure:

http://moreintelligentlife.com/blog/...dern-polymaths
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