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... and soon Cummins Diesel Engines became a reality.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cummins http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clessie_Cummins This is a thread dedicated to the eccentric inventors out there who eventually found their demeaning nicknames turned to golden praise. Mainstream science today overshadows the pure scientific minds and with the assassination of JFK, many programs that once fostered American ingenuity, fell by the wayside. Kennedy had plans to foster many "crackpot" scientists such as Norman Dean, with his Dean Drive, and Philo Farnsworth, father of the television, who had some groundwork laid for a fusion reactor. Why? The right wing conservatives were frightened by the idea that all this new science might overshadow the new evangelical movements and hurt Christian revivals... and the paychecks of many TV and radio preachers. Although there is no concrete evidence to show such a connection, is it possible the right wing, activists saw JFK as a threat and knew someone, who knew someone, who knew someone, etc., who could make this dangerous leader go away? It is no secret about where America would have headed had Kennedy lived. There would be many more Crazy Cummins types out there, some succeeding others failing, funded and today this 21st Century would be a much different, possibly even crime free, world. Now, all at the hands of obsolete thinking run rampant, we are fallen far behind and may even see the total demise of the race... thanks to widespread, fundamentalist evangelism. Thanks to Crazy Cummins and Farnsworth and Michael Faraday, etc. our lives are much easier. Thanks to Billy Graham that may coime to a sudden, screaching halt. __________________ The universe is a hairball. It was created by Fritz the Cat. :P Einstein said the universe was like a plate of spaghetti. Still, you don't want to know what transpired between him and Elsa to bring about that idea.