- a young man inherited a nice sum, and chose to take an eclectic jumble of courses, rather than becoming a business success. he studied astronomy, geology, and assorted earth sciences. invested most of his funds in instruments, and set off for the wilderness.
normally, such a lad is considerd a failure, as was thoreau, but these few years of travel and truth seeking earned him world reknown, and we will never forget humboltd.
most of these academics who tow the line with the mainstream, missing so many chances for greatness, will die in obscurity.
just watched the 'amazon' in imax hd - incredible!