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September 21, 2011

Was this question first asked by devadutta?

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!

 

Cracked by: Raghuvansh , Rogi , badideabear , username , shrik , Aditya S , KK , Thejas V R , Logik , Rahulk , Sumanth Patlolla , raklodramA , rickde , Manish Achuth , Ananth , Siddarth Pai , jowens , Amarendra Kumar and Bharath

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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20 Responses to “Was this question first asked by devadutta?”

  1. Raghuvansh
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    Stigler’s Law of Eponymy


  2. Rogi
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    Stigler’s law of eponymy


  3. badideabear
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    Stigler’s Law.
    1) Stephen Stigler – Stigler’s Law of Eponymy
    2) Robert Merton – Matthew effect

    Stigler’s law and Merton’s Matthew Effect both say that the person who did the actual work doesn’t always get the credit.


  4. username
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    No scientific discovery is named after its original discoverer.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.....of_eponymy


  5. shrik
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    Stigler’s law of eponymy.


  6. Aditya S

    Stigler’s Law of Eponymy


  7. KK
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    Stigler’s law of eponymy
    More at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.....of_eponymy


  8. Stigler’s law of eponymy

    Stephen Stigler and Robert K Merton


  9. Logik
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    Stigler’s law of eponymy

    1 – Stephen Stigler
    2 – Robert Merton


  10. Rahulk
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    Stigler’s law of eponymy

    It states that no scientific discovery is named after its original discoverer.

    (1) Stephen Stigler

    (2) Robert K. Merton

    Hint : Srikanth is indicating that whether Devdutta has asked this question in order to establish Stigler’s Law


  11. Sumanth Patlolla
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    Stigler’s law of eponymy is a process proposed by Stephen Stigler and 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.


  12. jinz

    No theory is ever named after the original discoverer theory


  13. Stigler’s law of eponymy

    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.

    1. Stephen Mack Stigler
    2. Robert K. Merton


  14. rickde
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    Stigler’s law of eponymy


  15. Manish Achuth
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    Stigler’s law of eponymy.
    “No discovery is named after the original discoverer”
    Stephen Stigler, Robert Merton.


  16. Ananth
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    Stigler’s law of eponymy


  17. Stigler’s law of eponymy


  18. jowens
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    Stigler’s law of eponymy


  19. Amarendra Kumar
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    stigler’s law of multiple discoverers


  20. Bharath
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    Stigler’s law of eponymy
    1- Stephen Stigler
    2- Robert Merton


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