« Last post by DaBoss88 on Today at 09:18:44 pm »
You totally misread my contribution.
It does happen, from time to time, that original minds replete with original ideas get very close to the executive power.
It never happens because of their originality.
It happens rather "in spite of" their originality, and it happens because they have higher qualities which tend to hide or conceal their originality .
Such was certainly the case of this scientist.
I went to Unesco library today. They have one of the best reference library in the world for biography ( if you are looking for a Columbian or a Nepalese Who's who , this is the place to go ! ) . Here is a tid bit of what I found : in 1941 this scientist astounded his colleagues of the American Chemical Society with his prediction that the sun rays would be harnessed to provide electrical power. He cautioned against the idea of postponing research until petroleum is entirely depleted. During WWII he supervised research on supersonic flying devices (which were finally manufactured right after the end of the war) including planes without pilot. He was a true mastermind, not a naturopath who has found a ready made idea.
So what book is that from?