Check out Adam Savage’s TED-ED talk “How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries“:
Adam Savage walks through two spectacular examples of profound scientific discoveries that came from simple, creative methods anyone could have followed — Eratosthenes’ calculation of the Earth’s circumference around 200 BC and Hippolyte Fizeau’s measurement of the speed of light in 1849.
4 thoughts on “How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries”
10 (in my opinion) most important discoveries are:
the periodic table
This reminds me (a lot) of James Burke’s “Connections” series.
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