Herbert Spencer

Excerpt from Wizard: Nikola Tesla - The Life and Times of a Genius: Mach's experiments in Wave Mechanics

...in retrospect, it appears obvious that Stumpf's opposition did not stop Tesla from studying Mach's experiments in wave mechanics. Born in Moravia (now the Czech Republic) in 1838, Mach graduated from the University of Vienna in 1860. By 1864 he was a full professor at Graz, and by 1867 he was head of the department of experimental physics at Prague, with four books and sixty-two articles to his credit.

What bars knowledge

"There is no bar to knowledge greater than contempt prior to examination."
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