Letter: Tesla's work can inspire generation

A couple walks past a large banner with

A couple walks past a large banner with the photograph of scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla Monday following the dedication of the Tesla monument at Wardenrclyffe in Shoreham. (Sept. 23, 2013) (Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)

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Thank you for reporting on the recent unveiling of the Nikola Tesla statue on the grounds of Wardenclyffe, Tesla's last remaining laboratory ["Honoring legacy of Nikola Tesla," News, Sept. 24].

It is vital that we give Tesla credit as one of humanity's greatest geniuses, to inspire the next Teslas in the knowledge that one human being can indeed change the world for the better. The recognition also promotes his vision of free energy for all and energy independence, which would solve many societal problems.

Michael Pravica, Las Vegas

Editor's note: The writer is an associate professor of physics at the University of Nevada.

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