And even till this day — nearly 150 years later — Darwin’s work is still the cause of much controversy.
During a series of experiments in 1875, Thomas Edison was able to send signals between unconnected telegraphic apparatus.
However, when he announced his discovery to the press and scientific community, his findings were met with so much scepticism and controversy, Edison had to abandon his work in this area.
And it wasn’t until he resumed experiments in 1885 that the world realised the phenomenon Edison had originally discovered 10 years earlier was actually radio waves.
More recently, Simon Cowell of X Factor fame has gained worldwide recognition and made a fortune out of being controversial.
So has the pop queen Madonna.
And my question to you is…
If you had an idea that was going to outrage society, would you keep it to yourself or share it?