Tesla’s “Scientists Have Substituted” Quote

In the article “Radio Power will Revolutionize the World” in “Modern Mechanix and Inventions” magazine, July 1934 edition, Nikola Tesla stated:

“Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments and they wander off through equation after equation and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality.”

Flat-Earthers like to use the quote to discredit science and scientists, unaware that in the article, Tesla mentioned that Earth is a sphere multiple times.

Page 40: “We will soon be communicating with other planets…” “Tomorrow we will see rocket planes flying through stratosphere at a speed of a mile a second…” “The transmission of energy to another planet is now only a matter of engineering.” “The new era will see amazing developments in interplanetary relations.” “Every other planet has to pass through the same phase of existence this earth did, and life is started on them during that favorable phase by the rays of some sun.” “By using ultra-short waves, science expect to penetrate the heaviside layer … and establish radio communication with Mars and other distant planets.” There is a diagram of radio wave transmission from Earth to Mars.

Page 41: “… my measurements and calculations showed that it was perfectly practicable to produce on our globe …” “Thus, from mere possibility, interplanetary communication has entered the stage of probability.” “… these waves … follow the curvature of the earth …”

Page 42: There is a diagram of the direction of Earth’s rotation and rockets circling the globe.