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. . . .
An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually
winning over and converting its opponents: it rarely happens that Saul
becomes Paul.


What does happen is that its opponents gradually die out,
and that the growing generation is familiarized with the ideas from the
beginning: another instance of the fact that the future lies with the

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