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September 21, 2011

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srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1316649590 ) Play

The Univ. of Chicago statistics prof  (1) came up with this ‘law’ applicable to the world of science. Keeping in accordance with the law itself, he did two things:

– He said that he was definitely not the first one to come up with this law. He just named it after himself.
– He said that it was, in fact, (2), an american sociologist, who actually came up with it.

The law itself is very ‘meta’ in nature. All the more so because it has been ‘proven’ right by so many self references.

OK, enough meta. Question is simple: Name the law!

 

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Answer:
Stigler’s law, proposed by Stephen Stigler, states that “no scientific discovery is named after its original discoverer” and has many corollaries. The wikipedia article is quite interesting :)

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