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This is a very bad article. Be warned! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 05:48, 12 September 2010 (UTC)
My name is Stanley Wilkinson, I may be biting off more than I can chew, but I was thinking of editing this article for my History of Science class. I think it needs more examples of theories that were reckoned upon before their discovery. Along with the theories there should be a credit to the person who thought of it or initially tried to prove it. In this article there are quotes and names of people and even the theories of what they did, but there is no exact description. The entire theory need not be cited just enough of it to give the reader a decent idea of what they have accomplished.
As I understand your idea, you're thinking of discussing bona fide anticipations of scientific ideas that were later accepted. It's an interesting topic, but this article is about precursorism or precursoritis, falsely crediting earlier scholars with anticipating later ideas. Your project belongs in another article, perhaps a new one. SteveMcCluskey (talk) 04:27, 6 February 2014 (UTC)