- Oct 16, 2017
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I'd say precious few doctoral physicists yet have much of a clue regarding actual electricity, but I agree schmidlap evades the point there. Given reasonable time, Edison could easily gain a practical understanding of LED bulbs, for example. To me, the Yeats quote simply says There can logically be no absolutes. "Truth" is a word required to gauge broad usefulness. Anything extremely false generally wastes people's time. AGW deniers, rabid anti-vaxxers, bounding bible pounders,.. "Lie," regardless of type, needs a counter. Whereas, getting closer to truth, making more sense of something, would likely help the vast majority (given you could hold them down and rub their faces in it for maybe a year or so)And now college freshmen understand it. And you dodged my point. Why start a thread, then dodge the points in the on topic responses?"Man can embody truth but he cannot know it." YeatsOf course we can understand all the gods, because we invented them. Next you are going to tell me Edison could not understand the light bulb.
Edison is commonly credited with inventing the light bulb, but Joseph Swan, Henry Woodward and Matthew Evans are among those with credible claims to the distinction as well. In any event, all had only a rudimentary understanding of electricity, but did not let that stop them.