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  1. #1 Benjamin Franklin 
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    I watched the History Channel biography on him and out of his many many inventions he didn't patent a single one. He thought of these things as gifts to the public. I can't think of anyone doing that now. Do you think it's possible? or even plausible?


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    Well, it's not now, but it is more recent than Franklin: Arthur C. Clarke proposed the concept of geostationary satellites for global communication, back in 1947 (+/-).

    I suspect that there are many other examples out there, if we care to look.


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    Yes a real scientist is not a type of person who takes anyone sides neither his own too..
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