Monday, June 1, 2020

Parallel Theories and Ideas in Time

Scientific theories do not exist as closed door ideas. It is not that one theory "dies" on a specific date and then the new theory is taught once the other one "dies".

Both the outdated theories and ideas are taught while the new theories and ideas are being developed. They exist together.

The idea that a theory "dies" and then is replaced at a specific date, year, etc. is wrong. An idea or theory can come into being on a specific date or year, but full acceptance takes much much longer than that. This is because the old/outdated and falsified ideas take many years to die out.