Most science chronicles present a triumphant march through
time, with revolutionary thinkers and their discoveries following
in orderly progression. The truth, however, is somewhat different.
Scientific Feuds is a collection of the most vicious
battles among the greatest minds of our time. It features such
contests as Huxley and Wilberforce''s debate on Darwin''s theory of
evolution, Franklin and Wilkins'' fight over the discovery of DNA,
and the War of Currents" between Tesla and Edison (which ended
with Edison electrocuting dogs and horses in a vain attempt to
discredit Tesla''s work). From passionate competition to vindictive
sniping, these rivalries prove that the world of science is far
from cold and methodical.