Hundreds of years ago, mankind embarked on the path of scientific development. The advent of the scientific age gave mankind wings and allowed human civilization to soar into the sky, achieving a qualitative breakthrough. I believe everyone can see the changes that technology has brought to mankind. If you ask a centenarian how he views the changes in human society in his life, his answer is incredible.
That’s right, human civilization has changed so fast in the past hundreds of years that it is beyond people’s imagination. We must know that human civilization has only been formed for more than 5,000 years, and in these 5,000 years, more than 4,700 years have been the era of handicrafts. During this period of time, human civilization has gone through various dynasties, but there hasn’t been much change in thousands of years.
The advent of the technological age has accelerated the progress of human civilization. Half a century of development can surpass the development of mankind for thousands of years. This is a miracle. And the reason why human science and technology can change with each passing day and continue to usher in breakthroughs is closely related to the contributions of some great scientists.
Science is not unique to human beings. It has existed in the universe and in nature a long time ago. Since the moment the universe was born, various cosmic rules and natural rules have been formed, and these rules are science. Science exists around us and in every corner of the universe. What human beings have to do is to dig and discover these rules.
If you want to dig out and discover the scientific rules of the universe, you need the efforts of scientists, especially the great scientists are the bright lights leading the road of human science. Without the guidance of a great scientist, there would be no direction for human science and technology. This shows how important a great scientist is to mankind.
In the history of human science, not many can be called great scientists. For example, Newton and Einstein, which are familiar to all of us, are great scientists, occupying the first and second place on the throne of science. Why can Newton and Einstein be called great scientists? We will understand their scientific contributions to mankind.
Newton was a great scientist in the 17th century. At that time, the scientific path of mankind was just beginning to emerge and was still in its infancy. The road to science in the 17th century was difficult. At that time, scientists could not find the direction of research and exploration, especially in the field of physical systems. They did not know which direction to work on and which direction was correct.
At this time Newton appeared. He was born in England and published the paper “The Laws of Nature” in 1687. In this paper, Newton described the universal gravitation and the three laws of motion. These descriptions laid the scientific view of the physical world for the next three centuries and became the foundation of modern engineering.
Newton also demonstrated the consistency between Kepler’s laws of planetary motion and his gravitational theory, showing that the motions of ground objects and celestial bodies follow the same laws of nature; he provided strong theoretical support for the sun-centric theory and promoted it. The scientific revolution.
In mechanics, Newton clarified the principles of conservation of momentum and angular momentum, and proposed Newton’s law of motion. In optics, he invented the reflecting telescope and developed the color theory based on the observation that the prism diverges white light into the visible spectrum. He also systematically formulated the law of cooling and studied the speed of sound.
It can be said that Newton personally planted the big tree related to mechanics. With the support of Newton’s related theories, scientists have found the direction of research and exploration. The road of physical exploration ushered in a bright road. Without Newton’s law of universal gravitation, there would be no subsequent establishment of various physical systems, so there is nothing wrong with Newton being called a great scientist.
After talking about Newton, let’s talk about Einstein. He was born in Germany and was the greatest scientist from the 19th century to the 20th century. Einstein’s prestige is greater than that of Newton. The main reason for his prestige is that he put forward the great theory of relativity.
Whether it is special relativity or general relativity, it is of great significance for mankind to explore the universe and study the mysteries of time and space. It can be said that the big tree of the theory of relativity was planted by Einstein, and now all physicists researching and exploring the universe, exploring the mysteries of nature, etc., must explore and study on this big tree.
Seeing this, many friends may have said that the reason why Newton and Einstein are widely known and called great scientists is because their stories are relatively strong, and they not only write their scientific achievements in textbooks. , And there are many stories about them that have been spread very deeply by people. So is this really the case? If you think so simply, you are wrong.
Yes, there are indeed many stories about Newton and Einstein, but these are the high levels of human cognition of them. We use stories to show respect for Newton and Einstein and thank them for their contributions to human science. Great contribution.
There are so many scientists now, why is there no one who can have such achievements as Newton and Einstein? Why is there no one that can be widely known by mankind in the form of various stories? Some people may say that today’s scientists are low-key, don’t want to be popular, and don’t want to be known by people all over the world. Is this really the case?
Of course not. It is very difficult for any scientist to gain the recognition of the whole world and the recognition of all scientists in the entire scientific community. Only scientists who have made great contributions to the cause of human science can receive this honor, and Newton and Einstein have achieved this, and they have been universally recognized by the scientific community and become great scientists.
Then why are there no such great scientists as Newton and Einstein? In fact, the answer is not complicated. Newton, Einstein, etc. have established a scientific giant tree. Later, many scientists only conducted exploration and research on the branches of this giant tree, and did not deviate from the scope of this giant tree.
No matter how hard you try to develop on this giant tree, you will never be able to surpass the tree, at most it is just a thicker branch of this giant tree.
If you want to become a great scientist like Newton and Einstein, you need to completely break away from the giant tree, plant a new giant tree, and form a new theory that completely separates from the giant tree of Newton and Einstein. However, a brand-new theory is not so easy to realize, and it takes several generations, dozens or even hundreds of generations of scientists’ efforts to achieve hope.
Let us give an example, the string theory proposed by scientists, which is undoubtedly a completely new set of theories. If it can be verified, it is a new scientific giant. No matter who can plant this giant tree, he will inevitably become a new great scientist and even surpass the achievements of Newton and Einstein. Unfortunately, until now, string theory is only a conjecture theory, and there is no experimental evidence to prove the correctness of this theory.
It can be seen that there are always scientists, but great scientists are not so easy to be born. Newton was born in the 17th century, and Einstein was born in the 19th century. Perhaps the next great scientist will appear in the 21st century, that is, this century. Twenty years have passed since the 21st century, and we look forward to it in the remaining 80 years.