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When a new discovery is announced to the world, there are people who immediately say "It is impossible", or "That is not true", and when the truch and possibility of the discovery are both proved to them, they console themselves by saying "it is not new". Objections of this sort were made against the discoveries of Lavoisier.
Dumas, Philosophie de la chimie, 173. CitÃ© par The Monthly Magazine, vol VI, juillet 1841, NÂ°31, p. 193, A critical introduction to Fourier's theory of the attractive industry and moral harmony, Hugh DOherty.