Is there a field or term which can be used to describe conjecture on the notion that:
The validity of an idea is related to the length of time it has been debated.
Such a field would concern (or, term would describe), the validity of statements such as:
People have thought about this for a long time and no-one has solved it, so it must be un-knowable.
The idea has been accepted for a long time, so I find it hard to believe it is flawed.
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