David Brewster was the giant with the vision in his era. Among the things he was most famous for was the rediscovery of the Kaleidoscope. Although the Kaleidoscope was not his most significant discovery by far, such a craze surrounded it’s reintroduction to the world that he remained famous for it for quite a while. Unfortunately, though he patented the invention, it was soon discovered that his patent was filed wrongly and the kaleidoscope was pirated by many companies for tremendous profit. Therefore David Brewster got most of the fame without all the fortune.
As`a youth, he was much exposed to the scientific mindset of the era. By the time he was born, in 11th of December 1781 at Jedburgh, Scotland, the world has already been adamantly standing on Isaac Newton’s shoulders for more than 50 years. Newton is perhaps quite comparable to the Beatles for the youth. Newton had rocked the world like a legend that never dies, he made it in for the youth to pursue science.
David had such a great family life that he is not easily swayed by public opinion. He greatly admires his father wanting to follow in his footsteps. As a reputable preacher and teacher, his father not only gave him access to many reading materials but also sent him off to Edinburg University as an honorary student at age 11. At Edinburg he was easily able to keep up and by the time he was 19 he was also an honorary graduate with a master’s degree, but a series of fortunate events eventually persuaded him to become a scientist.
Among the friends he met is a well known self-taught mathematician, scientist, and astronomer whose specialty is to make telescopes. He had sparked a lifelong interest in the properties of light by not only helping him to make telescopes but to build better ones as well. His friends and professors also persuaded him to pursue light mechanics and other sciences. The most persuasive argument...