The technology Arthur Holmes used set him apart from other scientists, while still being accurate today. Arthur Holmes used uranium-lead radiometric dating to measure the age of rocks, which in turn, led to his accurate estimation of the Earth’s age, and the popularity of radiometric dating. Holmes’ prediction would have resembled predictions of other scientists of the time if he did not use the then remarkable, new technology of uranium-led radiometric dating. Although Holmes was the first to use uranium-lead radiometric dating, he did not invent it. Ernest Rutherford in 1905 created it, and Arthur Holmes was the first to accurately use it in 1911.
J. Robert Oppenheimer Imagine how famous you would be if you were intelligent enough to help hundreds of scientists and physicists assemble nuclear weapons? Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer must have felt the same way During World War II. Julius Robert Oppenheimer was born on April 22, 1904, in New York City. He was known as "The Father of the Atomic Bomb" because of his assistance with assembling nuclear weapons during World War II. He is also known for the Born-Oppenheimer Approximation; the assumption that the electronic motion and the nuclear motion in molecules can be separated.
One immigrant that has positively affected science in America was Albert Einstein. His numerous scientific discoveries revolutionized the foundation of science. One major discovery he made was his general theory of relativity. He predicted that the force of gravity causes a curvature in space and time. The
Linus Pauling curiosity of science, has jumped-started the world of modern chemistry and molecular biology and has made important advances in medical research. Linus Pauling is the son of Lucy and Herman Pauling and was born on February 28, 1901 in
Benjamin Franklin was an influential founding father because he achieved greatness in math and science, he established many public community buildings, and had a successful printing business. (“Benjamin Franklin” ABC-CLIO). Benjamin Franklin was a mathematical and scientific genius who made many inventions that contributed to the studies of math and science. Even though Benjamin Franklin was a genius, some people thought that there were certain subjects where he did not excel; not as much as he did in science and writing. When talking about schooling, Benjamin Franklin stated, “I acquired fair writing pretty soon, but I failed in the arithmetic, and made no progress in it.
He also made pathbreaking contributions to optics that he shares credit with Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz for developing the infinitesimal calculus. Newton formulated the laws of motion and universal gravitation that dominated other scientists’ views on the physical universe for the next 300 years. Using the same principles to account for the trajectories of comets, the tides, etc; Newton removed the last doubts
In 1939, the scientific community, specifically German physicists had learned the secrets of splitting a uranium atom (The Manhattan Project” 2015). America realized that Adolf Hitler’s Germany obtained a massive amount of scientific talent. With their access had necessary raw materials and knowledge of the splitting of the uranium atom, they had the industrial capacity to produce an atomic bomb(“Manhattan Project”2014). The atomic bomb would eventually become the turning point of weaponry during World War II. On October 11, 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt received a letter from Albert Einstein about the splitting of the uranium atom which could be beneficial in developing weapons for America during World War II.
The ethos of Einstein’s letter comes from the positive reputation he created among the scientific community by establishing the theory of relativity and winning the Nobel Peace Prize in Physics in 1921. These accomplishments allow Einstein to have a positive ethos, which makes his writing appear trustworthy to many people. Additionally, Einstein’s writing style contributes to his ethos, something that can be observed in the line, “However, it must be admitted that our actual knowledge of these laws is only imperfect and fragmentary, so that, actually, the belief in the existence of basic all-embracing laws in Nature also rests on a sort of faith” (Einstein 10). Within this sentence, Einstein demonstrates a scholarly understanding of both the English language and his subject, a factor that plays an important role in his reputation when one considers that Einstein would likely not be given so much respect if he often wrote poorly or spread false information. He uses pathos by writing to Wright in an incredibly polite manner, which is apparent in his send-off of, “I hope this answers your question.
If you were given the chance to get surgery to triple your I.Q would you? Well a man named Charlie Gordon took that chance in the science fiction book “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes. Charlie Gordon wanted to be smart like everyone else he only had an I.Q of 68 but all that was about to change. So when he got the chance to triple his own I.Q he took it. Charlie Gordon made a great choice taking the surgery for A.I (Artificial Intelligence) he had rapid progression, had more feelings and his I.Q tripled.
In his book, he used history as a medium to show that “that scientific progress depended more on the accumulation of “new facts” that anyone could discover than on the theoretical insights of a few men of genius”- John G. McEvoy. In his work with electricity, Joseph Priestley anticipated the inverse square law of electrical attraction, discovered that charcoal conducts electricity, and noted the relationship between electricity and chemical change between the two. Through the basis of these experiments, he was elected a member of the Royal Society of London in
Edwin Hubble one of the more well known astronomers of his era, was able to provide the understanding and knowledge capable for furthering the knowledge of the universe. Hired in 1919 to work at the Mount Wilson Observatory as one of the more junior astronomers, with the more important questions resulting in along the same lines of 'what 's the nature of the surrounding nebulae. ' It should be noted that Edwin Hubble was able to actually answer this question, explaining that these nebulae or rather some of them were not in the Milky Way galaxy. With the method he used to measure the distances he was able to prove that the universe was actually expanding. Building off the research and discoveries from Harlow Shapley who had measured the distance of the Milky Way, Hubble was able to determine the distance to the nearby Andromeda galaxy.
In 1668 the world 's first reflecting telescope was built by a well known scientist, Isaac Newton. Although Newton accomplished many things in his life he also faced many struggles growing up. Not only did Newton invent the world 's first reflecting telescope he developed the three laws of motion, discovered many new facts about gravity and had many other accomplishments throughout his lifetime. Isaac Newton is often referred to as one of the most influential scientists. He and Albert Einstein are almost equally matched contenders for this title (The Doc, 2015).
Without the remaining archives left from his work, many other astronomers would not have been able to finish their own studies. In the world we live now we are now able learn better than times before. Archimedes published his book, and in it he integrated Aristarchus’s theories and hypothesis. Aristarchus was widely recognized for his brilliance, as a Greek Mathematician and astronomer not to mention his theories regarding the heliocentricity of our solar system, were insanely famous. Aristarchus with the help of others, mathematicians, proposed that the sun was motionless in the center of large fixed stars, and that earth revolved around it.
In the year 1936, sixth grader Phyllis Wright wrote a letter to Albert Einstein with hopes of a response. She asked if and what scientists pray for, which Einstein would eventually respond to. The response is rhetorically effect due to Einstein’s uses of ethos, logos, and pathos. First, Einstein establishes ethos within his letter.
Einstein Girls I Interview someone whose first child is presently under two years of age and is working full-time with the child in daycare. I interviewed a Mother who goes to school full time. She always imagined parenthood would be amazing but she didn't know there would be so many challenges. At first it first the decision to put her child in daycare was hard because she didn't want to go there till they were older, but she worked in the school so she felt comfortable with the directors and teachers. She usually agrees with her husband but at times they have disagreements.