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"djbroadhurst" <d.broadhurst@...> wrote:
> New ideas are more often developed in private, by methods
> of thought known only to their inspired inventors
> (and sometimes not even by them).
> Then they are meticulously published, for peer review by
> other experts, who kick themselves for "not having thought
> about that".
I have now found the quote that was ringing in my mind.
It was, of course, Huxley on Darwin:
"How extremely stupid not to have thought of that!"
David (even more stupid than Huxley :-)