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Thomas Alva Edison

Dátum narodenia: 11. február 1847
Dátum úmrtia: 18. október 1931

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Thomas Alva Edison bol americký vynálezca, celosvetovo jeden z najproduktívnejších a najvýznamnejších. Pod jeho menom je vedených viac než 1 692 patentov, ďalšie tisíce zaregistrovali jeho firmy. Medzi najznámejšie Edisonove vynálezy patrí fonograf a žiarovka. Edison je aj zakladateľom dodnes vydávaného prestížneho časopisu Science.

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„We never had a sounder intelligence in this Republic. He was the equal of Washington in making American liberty possible.“

—  Thomas Edison
Context: Tom Paine has almost no influence on present-day thinking in the United States because he is unknown to the average citizen. Perhaps I might say right here that this is a national loss and a deplorable lack of understanding concerning the man who first proposed and first wrote those impressive words, 'the United States of America.' But it is hardly strange. Paine's teachings have been debarred from schools everywhere and his views of life misrepresented until his memory is hidden in shadows, or he is looked upon as of unsound mind. We never had a sounder intelligence in this Republic. He was the equal of Washington in making American liberty possible. Where Washington performed Paine devised and wrote. The deeds of one in the Weld were matched by the deeds of the other with his pen.

„He has been called an atheist, but atheist he was not.“

—  Thomas Edison
Context: He has been called an atheist, but atheist he was not. Paine believed in a supreme intelligence, as representing the idea which other men often express by the name of deity. His Bible was the open face of nature, the broad skies, the green hills. He disbelieved the ancient myths and miracles taught by established creeds. But the attacks on those creeds — or on persons devoted to them — have served to darken his memory, casting a shadow across the closing years of his life. When Theodore Roosevelt termed Tom Paine a "dirty little atheist" he surely spoke from lack of understanding. It was a stricture, an inaccurate charge of the sort that has dimmed the greatness of this eminent American. But the true measure of his stature will yet be appreciated. The torch which he handed on will not be extinguished.

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