Tuesday, July 05, 2005 +

Progress of Mind?

“Max Planck tells us in his Autobiography that he does not believe that science progresses by the self-correcting action of minds. Rather, he thinks, the new ideas are promoted by the young as being new and especially theirs, and the old men with the wrong ideas eventually die off.”
—Barzun, Science: The Glorious Entertainment, New York, 1964, 15.