There is an expression "Science progresses one funeral at a time." No scientist, in fact no person in authority, wants that authority undermined, overturned, quashed.
That seems to be a misquote and a thorough misunderstanding of Max Planck:
quote:A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
Planck meant the opposite of what you're saying. It's the ones who don't want their ideas changed that have to die out.