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I'm looking for a source and correct reference for a quote. It was mentioned to me by someone who couldn't remember where he read it or who it is from. Any help out there?

Quote:
When an age is ripe for discovery it is rare for an invention to occur to only one mind.

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Comment by Kenneth C. Burkhart on November 3, 2010 at 12:00
One last site that might provide a lead on the Heroic Theory of Scientific Development:

http://apperceptual.wordpress.com/2007/01/15/the-heroic-theory-of-s...

good luck,
Ken
Comment by Kenneth C. Burkhart on November 3, 2010 at 11:57
One other lead..."simultaneous discovery" is considered a relative common term there may be a lead at this Wikipedia site on Sociology of the History of Science:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sociology_of_the_history_of_science
Comment by Kenneth C. Burkhart on November 3, 2010 at 11:47
One possible source for your quote...although obscure:

Every Boys Annual 1883, page 533. Here is a link to the Google books site
http://books.google.com/books?id=NjwGAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA533&dq=%...


Best,
Ken

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