Will DPReview admit they need to eat some crow?

Started Sep 15, 2009 | Discussions thread
pknight Forum Member • Posts: 90
Re: That's the whole point

SteB wrote:

There are many parallels in history. It was widely believed at one time that if trains went much above 20-something miles an hour that all the air would be sucked out of the carriages and the passengers would die. Similarly many eminent scientists pontificated about why heavier than air flight was impossible, not that long before the first flight of the Wright brothers. There were similar theories about what would happen when the sound barrier was broken.

My favorite example is that Oppenheimer and his buddies in the Manhattan Project believed that there was a possibility that the detonation of a fission bomb might ignite the atmosphere and destroy all life. They obviously believed that the probability was quite low, but until Trinity they were not certain that this wouldn't happen. (see "The Making of the Atomic Bomb" by Richard Rhodes)

While it might not be true that everything we know is wrong, it is certainly true that much of what we know will be proven wrong as technology advances. And the effects of pixel density on sensor noise characteristics is the least of it.

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