Ideas Grow

Great inventions are never, and great discoveries are seldom, the work of any one mind. Every great invention is really an aggregation of minor inventions, or the final step of a progression. It is not usually a creation, but a growth, as truly so as is the growth of the trees in the forest.


On other ideas, like the growth of trees in a forest.

Folksonomies: ideas growth collectivism

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 The Growth of the Steam-Engine
Periodicals>Magazine Article:  Thurston, Robert H. (Nov 1877), The Growth of the Steam-Engine, (Nov 1877), 17. , The Popular Science Monthly , Retrieved on 2012-06-11


11 JUN 2012

 Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Passages that reflect the collective nature of science.
Folksonomies: science collectivism
Folksonomies: science collectivism