Perusing the Minds Behind Scientific Discoveries
All knowledge exists in one’s mind and not outside. One needs to do knowledge mining within one’s own mind to get at the information being sought. A scientist brings to us the information viz. the scientific knowledge. Over millennia the scientists apparently painstakingly have brought forth for humanity their creations. Their creations have contributed to lift the civilization to such a height that we could not have imagined a few decades ago. The mining goes on and will continue as long as the civilization remains alive. We have read the amazing scientific creations of these revered legends. Now we are reading them—their nature, characters, and lastly how their minds had worked in their quest for scientific truth in both adverse and conducive environments. This study, we believe, will immensely influence the young minds having great respect for these memorable selfless beings and emulate their virtues.
KeywordsConsciousness Extraordinary living computers Infinity of pockets of mind Knowledge mining Limit of computation Newton of France Reading scientists Teenage giant
We thank Springer for allowing us to borrow some parts of our previously published work. We have also requested Elsevier for the same and expect they will have no objection. Thanks are also due to the reviewers for their constructive suggestions.
Specifically we are indebted to Cristina Flaut, Editor in Chief, Analele Univ. “Ovidius” din Constanta, Math. Series, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Ovidius University, Bd. Mamaia 124, 900527, Constanta, Romania for her kind invitation to contribute a book-chapter and for her patient guidance whenever we faced a problem.
We have been immensely benefitted from several websites such as en.wikipedia.org and from comments by Susanto Sen, Inventor and Senior Content Editor, TiVo, Bengaluru (Bangalore).
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