When you put together the greatest minds in one room, we are sure to expect great innovations and discoveries to come from them, or so that's what we think would happen in such a scenario.
Being able to bounce off ideas with other people can give inspiration and motivation for these geniuses to uncover the principles of nature and help the rest of us understand the mechanisms of the world, in order for us to put it into practical use.
During the latter phase of the Renaissance and well into the Age of Enlightenment, many great minds sprung up all over Europe. But England had been one of the nations that made the most use out of their geniuses, and this was how they did it. Eventually, with these efforts, England was able to kickstart the Industrial Revolution.
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