Monday, October 31, 2011

Fringe Crank in 2004, Mainstream in 2011

Seriously, it never ceases to amaze me how rapidly people can pretend to adopt new paradigms without ever conceding they were foremost in defending the old ones until the bitter end. Is it possible they never really understood either?

In retrospect, you'd say, well, of course. Yet, careers have been destroyed, tenure denied and professors ostracized for saying these very things out of season.

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