Church of Scotland wrapped up in Calvinism•Human beings were sinful to start withScot PresbyteriansState of Wisconsin•John Muir and family migrated here in 1849 when he was 11 years oldMadison•Muir family moved here •Capitol of Wisconsin•Muir became and inventor
oWay to get richoInvented book reading machineoAlarm clocko1860: Wisconsin State fair, showed off inventions•Met Jeanne Carr (1825-1903)•Husband = bio prof at University of Wisconsin•She believed Muir = important to bring to U of WUniversity of Wisconsin•Muir attended in 1860 •Still a growing campus•Studied literature, science, and philosophyoRealized there was more to life than CalvinismoRead Emerson & Thoreau & Plato & Ancient HistoryoChanged Muir philosophicallyoBecame good scientist•Freed John from father spiritually and physically•Went back to inventing two years later due to financial problemsIndianapolis, IN•Middle of huge deciduous forest•Started inventing again; set up shop•1867: sharpened file n conveyor belt and hit him in the eye•Went blind in one eyeoOther eye went blind due to sympathetic shocko
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