Aghassi W J. Roadblocks deter today's Einstein Physics Today. 2007;60(10):12.
Letter contributing to the discussion raised by Lee Smolin's comments "Why no new Einstein" ibid. 59(11)10, 59(1)1, 58(6)56. Aghassi says "If a new Einstein, with a revolutionary theory, were to suddenly appear [...] his or her paper would never see the light of day. Imagine it, a person with no PhD, no university affiliation, an unheard-of theory, backed by equations constructed by that person alone, with no lab data to back it up? [...] in today's physics community only credentials and conformity count."
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