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  1. 14 Oct '11 22:45
    "Stigler's law of eponymy is a process proposed by University of Chicago statistics professor Stephen Stigler in his 1980 publication "Stigler’s law of eponymy".[1] In its simplest and strongest form it says: "No scientific discovery is named after its original discoverer." Stigler named the sociologist Robert K. Merton as the discoverer of "Stigler's law", consciously making "Stigler's law" exemplify Stigler's law."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stigler%27s_law_of_eponymy

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  2. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    15 Oct '11 02:39
    Originally posted by JS357
    "Stigler's law of eponymy is a process proposed by University of Chicago statistics professor Stephen Stigler in his 1980 publication "Stigler’s law of eponymy".[1] In its simplest and strongest form it says: "No scientific discovery is named after its original discoverer." Stigler named the sociologist Robert K. Merton as the discoverer of "Stigler's law", co ...[text shortened]... g/wiki/Stigler%27s_law_of_eponymy

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    Maybe he will win next year's Ignoble prize!

    It's funny, a few years ago I thought this Israeli scientist was well on his way to winning, for developing a featherless chicken but didn't see him in the running. He said it would make the poor thing easier to deal with in the slaughterhouse....

    The poor chicken in question looked like it was suffering from PTSD, was very uncomfortable looking, downright doleful. I hope that was the only one.