Title: Every Triumphant Theory

arl Ernst von Baer once remarked with bitter irony that:



“Every Triumphant Theory passes through Three Stages:

First, it is Dismissed as “Untrue;”

Then it is Rejected as “Contrary to Religion”;

Finally, it is Accepted as Dogma,


and each Scientist claims that he had Long Appreciated its Truth.”


Karl Ernst von Baer