2004 : WHAT'S YOUR LAW?

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Professor of Physics, Institute for Advanced Study; Author, Many Colored Glass; The Scientist as Rebel
Dyson's Law of Obsolescence

If you are writing history and try to keep it up-to-date up to a time T before the present, it will be out-of-date within a time T after the present.

This law applies also to scientific review articles.

( Thanks for including the Doctor Moreau quote, which describes us very well.