Hans Orsted nsIn existographies, Hans Orsted (1777-1851) (IQ:175|#270) (Cattell 1000:523) [Kanowitz 50:40] (GPE:73) (CR:11), Ørsted or Oersted, was a Danish physicist, chemist, and natural philosopher noted for being a mentor to Danish civil engineer Ludwig Colding and for discovering (1820) that electric currents create magnetic fields, i.e. he discovered that a compass deflects when near a current carrying wire. [1]

In 1820, Orsted found that when a compass is brought near a current-carrying wire, that the needle deflects, i.e. he discovered that electric currents create magnetic field, aka aka “Orsted law” (Ѻ); as shown below:


In c.1831, Andre Ampere showed that this phenomena operates according to the “right-hand rule”.
The following is a belief statement by Orsted, namely that he believes in an "eternal intelligence" (aka god):
“The world is governed by an eternal intelligence, which manifests to us its workings as immutable natural laws.”
— Hans Orsted (c.1840), Publication; cited by Ludwig Buchner (1855) in Force and Matter (pg. 82)
On this statement, Ludwig Buchner ridicules it as follows: [2]
“But nobody can comprehend how an eternal and ruling intelligence can be in unison with immutable natural laws. Either the natural laws rule, or the eternal intelligence rules; working side by side, they would fall to loggerheads at every moment; the rule of the latter would render the former useless, while the working of immutable natural laws admits of no exception nor of any personal interference, and therefore can never be set down as a system of government rule.”
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The following are related quotes:

“It appears, according to the reported facts, that the electric conflict is not restricted to the conducting wire, but that it has a rather extended sphere of activity around it .. the nature of the circular action is such that movements that it produces take place in directions precisely contrary to the two extremities of a given diameter. Furthermore, it seems that the circular movement, combined with the progressive movement in the direction of the length of the conjunctive wire, should form a mode of action which is exerted as a helix around this wire as an axis.”
— Hans Oersted (1813), Recherches sur l'identité des forces chimiques et électriques (Ѻ)
“Everything that exists depends upon the past, prepares the future, and is related to the whole.”
— Hans Orsted (c.1840), Publication; cited by George Gore (1902) in “The Coming Scientific Morality” (pg. 430)
1. Mirowski, Philip. (1989). More Heat than Light: Economics as Social Physics, Physics as Nature’s Economics (pgs. 49-50). Cambridge University Press.
2. Buchner, Ludwig. (1855). Force and Matter: Principles of the Natural Order of the Universe, with a System of Morality Based Thereon (15th German edition; 4th English edition) (pg. 82). London: Asher and Co, 1891.

External links
Hans Christian Orsted – Wikipedia.

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