Thomas Young was not afraid to call Newton’s particle theory of light into question. His famous “double-split” experiment showed unequivocally the wave nature of light. However, in the race to decipher the Rosetta Stone, Young lost out to his rival, the Frenchman Jean-François Champollion.
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