4 In David Wick, The Infamous Boundary: Seven Decades of Controversy in Quantum Physics (Boston, Basel, and Berlin: Birkhäuser, 1995). Compared to humanities scholarship, the sciences are less subject to fashionable breezes. In science, as in other disciplines, theories are accepted if they explain phenomena. However, science’s orthodoxy often means that graduate students and post-docs only work on areas that they think have a good chance of being published and getting them jobs, established scientists do the kinds of work that are assured to receive grants, and in other ways the discipline renews the status quo. In science it’s hard to get by on chutzpah. Passion and faith, however, are important ingredients in remaining a scientist, especially if one’s work is not recognized in one’s lifetime.