Sunday, December 4, 2011

Max Planck

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By Morley Evans

Do not be discouraged when you discover that the stupidest people run things. This is axiomatic. They run things because they excel at acquiring power — not because they are the best people with the best ideas.

Max Planck, the famous physicist, is credited with the following maxim about scientific discovery -"An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents. What does happen is that its opponents gradually die out and the growing younger generation is familiar with the idea from the beginning. Or more bluntly, science marches funeral by funeral."


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