Obsolescent Quotes (2 quotes)
One precept for the scientist-to-be is already obvious. Do not place yourself in an environment where your advisor is already suffering from scientific obsolescence. If one is so unfortunate as to receive his training under a person who is either technically or intellectually obsolescent, one finds himself to be a loser before he starts. It is difficult to move into a position of leadership if ones launching platform is a scientific generation whose time is already past.
The office of the leisure class in social evolution is to retard movement and to conserve what is obsolescent.