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- Apr 2021
Other physicists and mathematicians at the turn of the century came close to arriving at what is currently known as spacetime. Einstein himself noted, that with so many people unraveling separate pieces of the puzzle, "the special theory of relativity, if we regard its development in retrospect, was ripe for discovery in 1905."
Interesting. This acts as evidence for the hypothesis that environments/conditions are powerful forcing functions.
It also acts as evidence against the argument of the "lone genius".