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勿忘童真:米高.法拉第 (Michael Faraday)

米高.法拉第 (1791 – 1867) 是我最尊敬的科學家之一。

[左、法拉第,約 1861 年。右、法拉第繪畫的電磁感生實驗圖,約 1821 年。Michael Faraday, Experimental Researches in Electricity, Vol. 2, Plate 4]

19 世紀的英國是個階級分明的社會。法拉第因為家境貧窮,沒有錢讀書,要去書店做書本釘裝學徒,賺錢生活和養家。不過法拉第並沒有氣餒,這經驗反而使他有機會接觸各種書籍。他每天一邊釘裝書本,一邊讀書。法拉第最有興趣的是科學,他大部分的科學知識都是這樣不屈不朽地自學的。

當時的倫敦聖誕科學講座由漢弗里.戴維,第一代從男爵 (Sir Humphry Davy, 1st Baronet) 主持,喜愛科學的法拉第當然不會錯過,跑去做聽眾。當其他人都在看戴維表演的時候,法拉第卻認真地做筆記,回家可以溫習。他更把筆記整理好,再自行釘裝,送了給戴維,希望能夠在戴維的實驗室工作。可是,戴維看不起這個窮小子,沒有給他工作。 58 more words

科學

Speaking for science: does it matter how and where?

By Diarmid Finnegan, Queen’s University Belfast

During every American election season, pundits find something to say about the way Presidential candidates speak. Perhaps more than ever before, the contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump invited this kind of attention. 903 more words

Transactions Of The Institute Of British Geographers

Michael Faraday's Birthday

“It is right that we should stand by and act on our principles; but not right to hold them in obstinate blindness, or retain them when proved to be erroneous.” Michael Faraday was born on this day in 1791. 81 more words

Punk Rock Scientist

Science Quote - Michael Faraday on Someone Who Knows They Are Right

Most scientists are quick to acknowledge that there are many things they don’t know, and many things they can’t know for certain. In science we are always gathering new data and evidence, and we know that our conclusions may end up needing to be adjusted in the future. 62 more words

Punk Rock Scientist

In the Form of "Human"

Every morning, I pray to a God I don’t believe in.

I sit on the porch, look to the sky, and wonder:

“Why am I here?” 776 more words

Philosophy

The Creation of Cinema

The beginning of cinema is a story of murder, mystery, and miraculous invention. Before starting into a series of blogs exploring film through each year of its existence, I want to take a step back and learn how it came to be. 1,238 more words

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