Do our scientists, economists, and computer theorists know that information, work and discoveries build upon previous information/work?
Do our scientists, economists, innovators, technicians, musicians, inventors, historians, researchers, political theorists, businessmen, and computer theorists know that information, work and discoveries build upon previous information, work, and discoveries?
- hungryjoeLv 55 months ago
Yes, of course
It's especially characterised by a technique called extrapolation where existing data are combined and expanded to form a new hypothesis
- Andrew SmithLv 75 months ago
Every one of us knows that and acknowledges it.
The more knowledgeable the person the more they realize their debt.
Isaac Newton, who I would rate as the most incisive person in history, recognized this in his quote
" If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants."
Only the truly ignorant think that somehow they have magically created something entirely on their own.
I would go even further. A political point. It is our system that gives "ownership" of some idea to a person who makes the last link in a very long chain. Without providing credit to the creators of the rest of that chain. Such a process stultifies discovery and progress rather than advancing it.
- ∅Lv 75 months ago
EVERYTHING builds upon previous work.
what's your point?