Friday, August 29, 2008

B - Roadblocks deter today's Einstein Physics Today

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."

http://ptonline.aip.org/getpdf/servlet/GetPDFServlet?filetype=pdf&id=PHTOAD000060000010000012000001&idtype=cvips

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