Standing on the Shoulders of a Giant
A quote attributed to Isaac Newton says “If I have seen a little further it’s because I stand on the shoulders of giants”. This was indeed stated by Newton, but the general metaphor of a dwarf standing on a giant goes back many, many years earlier. I would recommend the wonderful 1965 book by Robert K. Merton, referred to fondly as OTSOG (on the shoulders of giants)  .
KeywordsTuring Machine Computable Function Grand Challenge Recursive Structure Turing Test
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