Consider the following quotes, written by authors of recently self-published books purporting to revolutionize science:
This book is the culmination of nearly twenty years of work that I have done to develop that new kind of science. I had never expected it would take anything like as long, but I have discovered vastly more than I ever thought possible, and in fact what I have done now touches almost every existing area of science, and quite a bit besides.... I have come to view [my discovery] as one of the more important single discoveries in the whole history of theoretical science."
This article was originally published with the title The Physicist and the Abalone Diver.