This is the first time the Supreme Court looked at methodology versus the credibility of the witness. This case set the standard for admission of expert and scientific testimony. The Frye standard for admissibility asked whether the method had general acceptance within the scientific community. The Frye court said the proffered testimony could be valuable to the court; however, they must assure that the principles behind the testimony are "sufficiently established to have gained general acceptance in the particular field to which it belongs." The Frye test was believed to very limiting to any new scientific proposition that might be scientifically valid by had yet to gain widespread acceptance in the field.