Quote About Multiple Discovery From Farkas Bolyai

Farkas Bolyai

Farkas Bolyai (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“When the time is ripe for certain things, they appear at different places in the manner of violets coming to light in early spring.”

Farkas Bolyai, to his son Janos, urging him to claim the invention of non-Euclidian geometry without delay.

Quoted in Li & Vitanyi, An Introduction to Kolmogorov Complexity and Its Applications, 1st ed., p.83 via Wikipedia and Multiple Discovery

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