Are there any other famous self taught scientists like Michael Faraday?
Who did big things for science in their Era, I think Leonardo Da Vinci was one... any modern ones?
- Andrew SmithLv 75 months agoFavorite Answer
All famous scientists and engineers have been "self taught" because their ideas far transcended those of their teachers. To extend human knowledge someone has to go beyond anything that is currently known.
On the other hand those who rely on being taught can, at best, be a pale imitation of their teachers. Where some of what they think that they know is in fact a misinterpretation.
Teaching has a place but relying upon it guarantees that you cannot progress humankind.
- TomLv 75 months ago
Don't forget Thomas Edison.
That's why Technological progress essentially STOPS when Governments become Socialist Dictatorships. he individual who has new and innovative ideas is suppressed, or impeded at best at making his ideas a reality---or even WORSE---might be imprisoned or killed. All advances tech is either imported or stolen from other countries where people are still free to make the most of themselves.
- Jeffrey KLv 65 months ago
Bill Gates. He dropped out of college and invented Microsoft and Windows. This changed the world.
- oubaasLv 75 months ago
For the past i dare say Galileo : the scientific approach to physics is fruit of boths its intuition and experimental method.
More recently i dare say Von Newmann : the father of computers architecture !!
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- VamanLv 75 months ago
Archimedes and Galileo did change the science
- az_lenderLv 75 months ago
Ramanujan, Ampere, James Watt, the Wright brothers. Possibly Chas Darwin. Michael Dell dropped out of college, but I don't think "modern science" lends itself to self-teaching.
Many others less prominent.
- Anonymous5 months ago