Ripples in Time and Space, Part 5

In my introduction, I included a list of the scientists that most modern thinkers most associate with the Quantum Revolution. Few from our modern world would include James Hawkins in a list of great scientists from the 20th and 21st centuries. Despite the great impact that technology in general and Hawkins’ work in particular has had on our everyday life, most people would be hard-pressed to place his name, and would certainly not place it next to such great scientists as Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton.

This fact, however, is almost irrelevant. Hawkins was not a great speaker, and he didn’t hunger for fame and fortune. He was a scientist: interested in discoveries for their own sake and for what they could provide the world.

You can find the complete version of Ripples in Time and Space, Part 5 in issue 60 of TBD.

Joanna McKenzie