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Locrian
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Feb27-12, 08:44 AM
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Quote Quote by chill_factor View Post
the 2nd einstein effect is for mostly theoretical and basic sciences, i assume?

what about for experimental applied sciences?
It's not even really true for theoretical science. Most of physics (materials, condensed matter, etc.) doesn't function by producing a few huge discoveries that leave everyone else with nothing to do. Most of physics discovery is incremental in nature.

Negative index metamaterials, giant magnetoresistance, high temperature superconductivity. . . these things created tremendous numbers of jobs in their areas, many including permanent positions.

Even Einstein doesn't really demonstrate this stuff about the second Einstein effect. In many cases - special relativity, brownian motion, Bose-Einstein condensates, possibly even general relativity - Einstein was the "second Einstein".

It's complete nonsense that has no basis in fact.