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Daemon
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Luigi Galvani (1737)

While experimenting with electricity, Galvani, an Italian physicist and physician, noticed that a frog's leg contracted when it was touched with charged metal. This observation led him to conclude—incorrectly—that animal tissue generates electricity. His research focused attention on electricity in animals, stimulating the study of electrotherapy and electric currents. Today, many terms in electricity are derived from his name. What noted novel might have been inspired in part by Galvani's work? More...
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He was wrong, but his processes were fairly logical. We can shake our heads at the ignorance of our forebears, but who among us, ignorant of modern science, would have been able to come as close as Galvani?
It took Galvani's mistakes to lead Volta in the right direction. We're sitting at our computers, which wouldn't exist without the tiny steps & mistakes of thousands of geniuses over thousands of years.

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