WEDGWOOD—A BUSINESSMAN DOING SCIENCE. I posted here five years ago about how THE WESTERN INTELLECTUAL TRADITION by J. Bronowski and Bruce Mazlish treated the accomplishments in applied science of manufacturers as being of equal intellectual importance with those of the great philosophers. They used Josiah Wedgwood as an example of some one who applied scientific understanding to the problems his pottery business presented. Wedgwood learned how to measure and control the temperature of his kilns and invented the pyrometer which measures high temperature. Bronowski and Mazlish credit him with the discovery that color measures high temperature in every material.

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