Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Countries Which Discovered the Element on the Periodic Table of Elements

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The above was sent to me by a friend though we cannot find the original source.  It shows which countries, including "ancient discoveries", discovered each element on the periodic table.

Several conclusions can be drawn from the above.

  • The Greater European Cultural Realm, Europe+North America, dominate several realms of science.  All of the modern discoveries were done by this European realm aka Europa.
  • 80% of all modern discoveries were done by scientists in a Germanic country.
  • The non-Europa parts of the world sadly lack in science whether due to lack of infrastructure or anti-scientific cultures.
    • For example, Jews, mostly in Europa, have won at least 20% of all Nobel Prizes.  Meanwhile, nine Muslims have won Nobel Prizes, while only two of these prizes were in a scientific category and one of these went to Abdus Salam, who was educated in Europa and belonged to a sect commonly thought of as non-Muslim.
    • China has yet to make a discovery.  This is in part due to its scientific efforts being focused on exploiting existing discoveries.


Anonymous said...

What is the purpose of comparing the number of Nobel prizes won by Muslims and Christians and Jews. Why is no specific mention made of the deficit in Nobel Prizes won by Buddhists, Hindus, Africans or South Americans.
Why not focus on the deficit of Nobel Prizes won by Catholics vis-a-vis Protestants?
I suggest that there is something more noxious than idle curiosity behind the specific way in which you chose to portray the data.

Anonymous said...

This table is not correct. Polonium and Radium should be marked with the Polish flag, not the French one. Maria Sklodowska-Curie was Polish. She even named Polonium after her native Poland.

Maheswaran.V.S said...

Zinc was extracted in India before 3rd and 4th century BCE, similar to that lot knowledge in metallurgy were lost and patented by other countries. This is table might be of modern elements not exact all the elements.