20 November 2008

Invention versus discovery

When I was a kid ( I am not a kid ), I used to think there is little value for discoveries as it is just unraveling what was already present and had a fascination for inventions. But of late, I feel that understanding the behavior or properties of everything is the root knowledge and inventions are just few applications of that knowledge.

p.s: Side-effect of reading "A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson. Do not worry, if my thoughts are wrong or rude, it keeps changing.

1 comment:

Nikanth Karthikesan said...

Yeah... Telescope is an invention that helps in discovery, that allows for more inventions which allows for more discoveries.... and so on