Archive for February 28th, 2015

Science advances by discovering new things and developing new ideas.  Few truly new ideas are developed without abandoning old ones first.  As theoretical physicist Max Planck (1858–1947) noted, “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.”  In other words, science advances by a series of funerals.
    —    John Brockman
From his book:  “This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress
On This Day In:
2014 And Your Point Is?
2013 Infinitely Care
2012 In My Room
(Leap Year 29th) Stingray – TV Series Review   (This is my most popular post since starting my blog – hands down!  It still draws hits almost every week.  The hits seem to come mostly from Central Europe.  I guess the show must be in syndication there.)
(Leap Year 29th) A Single Thread
2011 Lyrical Mixture
Teaching = Translating

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