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Propagation Ellipsoïdale, Relativité, Quanta

Nature volume 155, page 4 (06 January 1945) | Download Citation



"IT is the customary fate of new truths," said T. H. Huxley, "to begin as heresies and end as superstitions." In at least one large London college, relativity was for some time regarded as a heresy, or at best a kind of pure mathematics that had drifted out of touch with reality. Now we believe that relativity is the only theory that can explain certain experimental results. This belief is mere superstition unless we are prepared to examine alternative explanations, such as that offered by M. Varcollier.

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