Re: Speed, Technology, Progress LO91

Norman Frank (
Mon, 13 Feb 1995 07:05:36 -0500

Our host wrote in LO82
> Host's Note: The version that I've heard is, "How does science move to
> the next generation of theory? ... When the old generation of scientists
> have all died!"

The quote you seek is:

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents
and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents
eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.

Max Planck

Sorry, I don't have the year or the exact source.

Norman Frank
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