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Better living through chemistry‪?‬ Ockham’s Razor

    • Science

The year is 1911, and a young man by the name of Thomas Midgely Jr. is graduating university with a degree in engineering.

Thomas doesn’t know it yet, but he will have a greater impact on the Earth’s atmosphere than any other single organism.

He will help create two world-changing chemical inventions that will improve the lives of many, and negatively change two parts of our ecosystem in the process with decades-long consequences.

The year is 1911, and a young man by the name of Thomas Midgely Jr. is graduating university with a degree in engineering.

Thomas doesn’t know it yet, but he will have a greater impact on the Earth’s atmosphere than any other single organism.

He will help create two world-changing chemical inventions that will improve the lives of many, and negatively change two parts of our ecosystem in the process with decades-long consequences.

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