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Register Lecture: Can big science keep up with discovery?


Nobel prize on the way

Can you engrave it with Anonymous Coward?

I'm in two minds about the green ink brigade.

Alfred Wegener spent decades gathering evidence for continental drift but was mostly ignored because he proposed no mechanism for shifting large plates of rock around.

Immanuel Velikovsky was pretty much ridiculed by everybody for trying to shoehorn events from the Old Testament into a dynamic model of the Solar System with planets and comets crashing into each other on a regular basis. Modern understanding of the local neighbourhood is that orbits are not stable over billions of years and everything is fairly chaotic.

Both published under their own names, however.

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