By Pastor Sunday Adelaja
*Pastor Adelaja, a Nigerian cleric based in Ukraine debuts today as a contributor to our platform. He promises to bring to our readers soul-lifting ideas on how to make our country great. Here he writes on the development power of science and technology and leading Nigerian inventors
Pastor Sunday Adelaja
Galileo Galilei, Michael Servetus, Henry Odenburg, Gerhard Domagk and Albert Einstein. What do all these people have in common? Some will be quick to say that all of them are scientists. Yes, indeed that would be a correct answer. Howbeit, that is not the answer I am looking for this time around. Apart from the fact that all these people are scientists, there is something else that unites them. They were all persecuted and prosecuted for their discoveries and beliefs in the role of science in our world.
GALILEO GALILEI: One of the most famous scientists in the world. The Italian physicist and astronomer was put on trial and convicted in 1633 for discovering and claiming that the earth revolves around the sun. Today, that discovery is at the very heart of our existence as a modern civilization. Moreover, the civilization and development of our modern age could be credited largely to the works of Galileo Galilei.
MICHAEL SERVETUS: Servetus was arrested, tortured and burned at the stake in Geneva in 1553, for daring to voice his ideas about reforming Christianity. Servetus was a Spanish Physician, credited with discovering pulmonary circulation. But without him and his discovery, we would not have our modern medicine today.
HENRY ODENBURG (1619-1677): He was credited with founding the Royal Society in London. He was prosecuted and imprisoned for his numerous scientific papers. He was accused of being a spy.
GERHARD DOMAGK (1895-1964): Domagk was a German pathologist and bacteriologist who is credited with the discovery of the …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper