The Fosbury "revolution" , aka Fosbury flop.
I was watching track & field on TV...and noticed,
For 3000 years atheletes have been competing just doing the
"high jump", and the winners and their coaches were experts.
Supposed to be simple just jump over a bar.
In 1968 Dick Fosbury obsoleted 3000 years of high jumping
by turning it upside down, by performing a revolution at take
off and a revolution in the way the high jump is done today.
Nearly all the "experts" said that's dumb, but he won a gold
metal at the olympics! Certainly not a fluke, and it's now the
only way they jump I see.
There's a lot of physics in high jump. (I was a pole-vaulter,
even more physics in that, and more dental bills).
In 3000 years, I doubt a physicist noticed a more creative
way to high jump. Fosbury was an amateur novice as he
perfected the "flop". That must be the most revolutionary
atheletic advance of the 20 th century, that fella gets a
nobel prize in physics, demo'd experimental evidence,
in front of millions, of 3000 years of ignorance.
I'm hoping the theoreticians of today appreciate the possibility
of such a paradigm, as it seems as the bar goes higher
it's getting harder to clear it using "expert" thinking.
Ken S. Tucker