Bold ideas are at risk of ridicule. Galileo spent his last years in prison for his support of heliocentrism. Ignaz Semmelweis went through such mockery for asking his fellow surgeons to wash their hands that he suffered a nervous breakdown. And Robert Goddard, the father of modern rocketry who now has an entire NASA facility named after him, was ridiculed by the New York Times for his early plans for spaceflight. Et tu, NYT?
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Written by Ashley Hamer March 12, 2018
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