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The final outcome cannot be known, either to the originator of a new theory, or to his colleagues and critics, who are bent on falsifying it. Thus, the scientific innovator may feel all the more lonely and uncertain. ---->>>

Moreover, in the experimental sciences, the scientific fraternity must test a new theory to destruction, if possible. ---->>>

Reason can be used only when looking critically back. ---->>>

Meanwhile, the originator of a theory may have a very lonely time, especially if his colleagues find his views of nature unfamiliar, and difficult to appreciate. ---->>>


Nationality: British
Born: 09-29, 1920
Die: 04-10, 1992
Occupation: Scientist

Peter Dennis Mitchell, FRS (29 September 1920 – 10 April 1992) was a British biochemist who was awarded the 1978 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his discovery of the chemiosmotic mechanism of ATP synthesis.(wikipedia)