Off-topic posts (was Re: So-long...)

kkollins at pop3.concentric.net kkollins at pop3.concentric.net
Tue Dec 15 00:10:17 EST 1998


Walter Eric Johnson wrote:

> The question is not "was the inventors' ideas readily accepted by the
> mainline scientists?"  The question is over the inventor's knowledge
> and understanding of the current theory which he was overturning?
> Was the inventor of amorphous silicon crystals someone who was ignorant
> of the state of the art and found his own way in spite of it or was
> his understanding of the theory on or near an expert level?
> 
> I have never claimed that new ideas are instantly adopted by everyone.

Since you've brought it up, I give you the entire History of Science,
show me one Truly-New idea that =has= been "instantly adopted by
everyone". ken collins



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