Creative Geniuses & Their Rivalries


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One could argue that most progress, in many fields of endeavor, has come about because of rivalry. Whether in science, art, or sports, recognition or competition to be first or best has been the driving force for many people. In addition, these people of accomplishment have led lives that one would not consider, in the words of George Bernard Shaw, reasonable.

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” – George Bernard Shaw

Podcast created by Scott Verna and Taylor Bye in Professor Barry Tesman’s Rivalries First Year Seminar
Topic: Tesla vs. Edison

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One could argue that most progress, in many fields of endeavor, has come about because of rivalry. Whether in science, art, or sports, recognition or competition to be first or best has been the driving force for many people. In addition, these people of accomplishment have led lives that one would not consider, in the words of George Bernard Shaw, reasonable.

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” – George Bernard Shaw

Podcast created by Nora Hajnoczky and Alejandra Jimenez in Professor Barry Tesman’s Rivalries First Year Seminar
Topic: The Allies vs. The Axis Powers

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One could argue that most progress, in many fields of endeavor, has come about because of rivalry. Whether in science, art, or sports, recognition or competition to be first or best has been the driving force for many people. In addition, these people of accomplishment have led lives that one would not consider, in the words of George Bernard Shaw, reasonable.

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” – George Bernard Shaw

Podcast created by Nicholas Smith and Virginia Hayes in Professor Barry Tesman’s Rivalries First Year Seminar
Topic: Watson & Crick vs. Pauling vs. Franklin and Wilkins

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