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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.

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Source Notes: Source: MAX PLANCK, Scientific Autobiography and Other Papers, trans. Frank Gaynor, pp. 3334 .

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Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck (April 23, 1858 October 4, 1947) was one of the most important German physicists of the late 19th and early 20th century; he is considered to be the inventor of quantum theory.

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