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Genius


Updated on May 27, 2017   •   National Geographic   •   tv  •  non-fiction

As depicted in this exhilarating TV series, Einstein had a tumultuous life, in times of both war and peace. Einstein’s was a brilliant mind, which he complemented with his tenacity and curiosity beautifully. The series is as interesting as Sherlock (Genius is less thrilling though), and quite moving. National Geographic is doing some great work lately.

On the other hand, many contributors and scientists around Einstein’s time get overlooked frequently. We tend to forget the people whose works were instrumental to Einstein’s phenomenal discoveries and theories. Maybe we should be more cognizant of scientists, and recognize as many important contributors as possible. For example, Mileva Marić (Einstein’s first wife) didn’t get as much credit as she deserved even though she vitally contributed to Einstein’s work. Science is collective knowledge – “of the people, by the people, for the people” (contested authorship)- a single scientist is helpless without fellow visionaries, and so would have Einstein been.