Date: Jul 17, 2000 8:16 PM Author: Julio Gonzalez Cabillon Subject: Re: [HM] L'Hopital, Pythagoras, Ptolemy and Hilbert
At 05:30 pm 17/07/00 -0500, Barry Cipra quoted:
| If you think I exaggerate, you are obviously not familiar with
| Stigler's Law of Eponymy. This law, which in its simplest form
| states that
| "no scientific discovery is named after its original discoverer"
which is in fact an overstatement, and I do think you exaggerate.