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Old 05-08-2020, 04:03 PM
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How long did it take scientific theorems/laws to catch on?

Ironclad laws and theorems such as: Newton's laws of "for every action there is an equal and opposite action" or "energy can be neither created nor destroyed," or the Pythagorean Theorem, or e=mc^2.

Did the scientific community say "yeah, there we go" and embrace these discoveries quickly, or did Newton, Pythagoras, Einstein have to do some intellectual arm-wrestling with them for a long while in order to get them to buy into it?

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