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unclassified - 1 04 2001 - 21:38 - katatonik

die to learn

“An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents: it rarely happens that Saul becomes Paul. What does happen is that its opponents gradually die out, and that the growing generation is familiarised with the ideas from the beginning.” (Max Planck, 1949) Fortunately, there are still scientists who take it upon themselves to kindly explain to us why some things are wrong rather than waiting for us to die. Or find new uses for that mysterious substance, butter. Or tell us why field science is a deadly profession. Allegedly, the “Why Files” are facing legal problems with the TV-network that produces the series “X-Files”. The name – “why” pronounces like “y” – is too close. Equally allegedly, the “Why Files” have now promised not to cover paranormal subjects, so as to avoid potential overlap with the X-Files – no joke. Seems we still have to die to stand corrected on some things after all. Oh, and

the picture is not a yet unknown painting by Edvard Munch, but precious Vitamin C.

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