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SSS Fight 13: Stigler’s Law

03 mins 56 secs

December 31st, 2014

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Show Notes

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“Eponymy in science is the practice of affixing the names of scientists to what they have discovered or are believed to have discovered,’ as with Boyle’s Law, Halley’s comet, Fourier’s transform, Planck’s constant, the Rorschach test, the Gini coefficient, and the Thomas theorem”
–Richard K Merton, “The Thomas Theorem and The Matthew Effect”

There are a lot of scientific theories and discoveries that are named after the scientists that found them, too bad a lot of them did not deserve it.

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