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Nikola Tesla

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Nikola Tesla was a vegetarian Serb inventor, physicist, and engineer

Lived: July 10 1856 to January 7, 1943
Birth place: Smiljan, Gospi, Military Frontier, Austrian Empire, then Lika-Senj County, Croatia

Nikola Tesla, borne an ethnic Serb, was an inventor, physicist, visionary, mechanical and electrical engineer. Tesla is best known for his contributions to the discipline of electricity and magnetism. His work formed the basis of modern alternating current electric power (AC) systems, including the polyphase power distribution systems and the AC motor. Quote: It is certainly preferable to raise vegetables, and I think, therefore, that vegetarianism is a commendable departure from the established barbarious habit. That we can subsist on plant food and perform our work even to advantage is not a theory, but a well-demonstrated fact. Many races living almost exclusively on vegetables are of superior physique and strength. There is no doubt that some plant food, such as oatmeal, is more economical than meat, and superior to it in regard to both mechanical and mental performance. [...] In view of these facts every effort should be made to stop the wanton and cruel slaughter of animals, which must be destructive to our morals.


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Wiki source - In 1926, Tesla commented on the ills of the social subservience of women and the struggle of women toward gender equality, indicated that humanity's future would be run by "Queen Bees". He believed that women would become the dominant sex in the future. In his later years Tesla became a vegetarian. In an article for Century Illustrated Magazine he wrote: "It is certainly preferable to raise vegetables, and I think, therefore, that vegetarianism is a commendable departure from the established barbarous habit." Tesla argued that it is wrong to eat uneconomic meat when large numbers of people are starving; he also believed that plant food was "superior to it [meat] in regard to both mechanical and mental performance." He also argued that animal slaughter was "wanton and cruel".

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