To: snarks_when_bored; ccmay
"People have been vaguely uncomfortable about these problems for a while, but they figured they'd get solved someday," says Chapline. "But that hasn't happened and I'm sure when historians look back, they'll wonder why people didn't question these contradictions."
His second statement isn't quite fair -- as shown by his first statement, people *have* questioned the contradictions, but there's not much you can do about them until you manage to come up with a good way to resolve them. And often it can take a long time for the right "aha!" insight to arrive.
that's because historians are pretty dumb when it comes to physics. :P
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