We live in a time when science – and even physics – books are regularly seen on the best-seller lists, while registration for science – and physics – classes are on the decline. What is it that the publishing industry knows that our educational system does not?
One word: humanity.
Again and again we see that this is a mistake. Even business schools are learning this lesson.
To teach the history of the nineteenth century and not mention James Clark Maxwell and the mastery of electricity is nothing short of an intellectual perversion, for nothing that happened in the nineteenth century was as lasting and important as this event. Truly, few events in the secular history of man can rival this.