17. Mainstream Scientists Did Not Respect Freud
One of Freud’s contemporaries was Albert Einstein. Einstein worked more in the “hard” science of physics, and he disliked the idea of quantum physics, partially because he felt it was too “soft” and subjective (think of his famous quote “God does not play dice”). Psychology was considered a “soft” science that was less grounded in falsifiable theories than in Freud’s own ideas about how he thought people’s minds worked. And let’s face it, people didn’t like the idea of infant sexuality.