Revolutionary scientific paradigms were first opposed with great force. Gregor Mendel’s genetics was ignored for 20+ years. Ignaz Semmelweis was thrown out of the Vienna General Hospital for insisting that hand-washing could stop fatal childbirth infections.
His colleagues mocked him for suggesting there might be critters so tiny you can’t even see them, multiplying right there in his maternity ward.
Einstein’s theory of relativity sounded crazy. The Big Bang theory was met with derision; the term ‘Big Bang’ was intended as an insult. Widespread acceptance took half a century.
Is Darwinism the same, but only taking longer? Read more »