Triumph

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

— Max Planck

Eine neue wissenschaftliche Wahrheit
pflegt sich nicht in der Weise durchzusetzen,
daß ihre Gegner überzeugt werden und sich als belehrt erklären,
sondern vielmehr dadurch, daß ihre Gegner allmählich aussterben
und daß die heranwachsende Generation von vornherein
mit der Wahrheit vertraut gemacht ist.

— Max Planck, Wissenschaftliche Selbstbiographie

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5 thoughts on “Triumph”

    1. I found the plant amazing myself. These flowers grow in the Brazilian mid-winter on a tree with no leaves, I suppose those come in Spring?
      As for the quote, it’s sad, but I am more and more coming to the conclusion it’s true.

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