“How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries”

Watch the Ted Talk of Adam Savage entitled “How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries” where he walks through two spectacular examples of profound scientific discoveries that came from simple, creative methods anyone could have followed – Eratosthenes’ calculation of the Earth’s circumference around 200 BC and Hippolyte Fizeau’s measurement of the speed of light in 1849.
Write a reflection paper on the limitations of technology and the importance of the scientific attitude using the ideas presented in the video. Limit your entry to 250-500 words. Be guided by the following questions in writing your reflection paper.What limitations in the methodologies undertaken by the brilliant minds were evident as discussed in the Ted Talk?How do those stories of discovery showcase the importance of technological advancement to scientific discovery?During those times, what facets of the scientific attitude made a difference in the successful conduct of those studies despite the limitations of technology back then? How did specific scientific values help in the ground breaking discoveries of those brilliant minds?Is your mind’s capability to discover different from those people? How can you, as a future lawyer, doctor, director, educator or any profession, just like those people, use the scientific attitude to be successful in your field?