Submit a paper with a "wrong" date and you don't get published.
Wrong. Scientists get recognized by overturning the status quo, not by plodding along continually reaffirming it. If someone had a paper with a "wrong" date and the science checked out the journals would be falling over themselves to publish it.
Edited by DrJones*, : No reason given.
Just a monkey in a long line of kings. If "elitist" just means "not the dumbest motherfucker in the room", I'll be an elitist! *not an actual doctor