There is a fundamental part of our recent history that has either been overlooked or intentionally ignored. Which I believe in itself has triggered
many conspiracy theories.
I’m not that old, but I’m also not that young. Lets just say I graduated in the early 90s. While I was in school, In my history classes, or for
that matter, even general classes in elementary school, we were taught about inventors.
I recently had the opportunity to have in my company two very learned individuals, one twenty years my senior, one twenty years my junior. I took
that opportunity to see just how different what we had been taught to us actually was. We are talking a stretch of forty years, all of us having gone
to public schools in the united states. I asked both of them “Who invented the first telephone, or telecommunications device, and discovered that
all three of us knew of Alexander Graham Bell. I went through a few more of the commonly taught historical inventors, which all three of us knew, for
that matter even the younger and the older knew that Ely Whitney invented the cotton gin. A fact that is quite trivial considering today’s
technology. Although this fact is still being taught in high schools 20 years after I was taught the same thing.
This being the case, I started to wonder what they were teaching the person who was twenty years my junior, that they had not taught me. I tried to
thing in modern day concepts and inventions, and therefore asked the following questions:
1. Who invented the Television?
2. Who invented the Microchip?
3. Who invented the Microwave Oven?
Not to my shock, though surprise, the man twenty years my senior had no idea. I myself did not know, or I would not have asked the question. Though
to my extreme surprise the man 20 years my junior also had no idea whatsoever.
How can they still be teaching about the man who invented the Cotton Gin, and not be teaching about the people who invented these products that now
play such an enormous roll in our every day lives?
After this conversation, I could not get it out of my head. Therefore I did the research on my own, so that I could give the deserved praise to
these people. I found the following, and have attached the links:
1. The Television:
Inventor, or first to patent: Paul Gottlieb Nipkow
2. The Microchip (or Integrated Circuit)
Inventor, or first to patent: Geoffrey W.A. Dummer
3. The Microwave Oven:
Inventor, or first to patent: Percy Spencer
As far as I am concerned the most interesting story is the invention of the Microwave oven. I also wonder if Percy Spencer was ever able to have
children after “accidentally melting the candy bar he had in his pocket”. Seriously! Read the article.
My point in this, is no, don’t take Ely Whitney out of the history books. It was a very important invention. Simply add: Paul Nipkow, Geoffrey
Dummer, and Percy Spencer to the text books.
I honestly believe that if kids in this country were told the stories of these modern inventors, it would not only peak their interest in science and
math, but also open up a world to them that they, nor we are aware of. How can we expect the children of our country to excel if they have no idea
how anything around them actually works? I have to now admit that I have NO idea how 90% of the modern technology I use on a daily basis actually
works. I could go back in time and bring with, or tell them about these amazing inventions. Yet I would likely no be able to re-create any of 95% of
them. Maybe a BIC Lighter, I think, given time, I could figure that one out.
To my previous hint at conspiracy theories. I believe conspiracy theories come from two mindsets: 1. Intelligence. Intelligent people are able to
look around themselves, do thorough research, and at that point when all the facts don’t fit, point out that something is seriously wrong.
2. Ignorance. People who don’t understand something, and are not willing to research it, come up with their own theories based on emotion alone. I
have been told by MANY people over the years. “Look around you, at least 90% of all this modern technology was reverse engineered from Extra
Terrestrials.” Don’t get me wrong, I believe the evidence exists that many E.T. crafts have landed or crashed on this planet. I believe a small
fraction of their technology was able to be reverse engineered. I also believe that some day, after disclosure does come, we will be able to
celebrate the names of these secret scientists and engineeres who were able to do the unthinkable. In the mean time we need to research the human
inventors who have made our modern day lives what they are. We need to put them in our history books, and we need to put them up as examples for our
I would very much like to know, not only from the U.S. citizens, but any member in another country. Whether you went to public, or private school,
were you ever taught about any of these people?
If not, why not? That’s the true conspiracy!
edit on by dbates because: Caps lock title edit.