Some advances that were ahead of their time


Sometimes, advances in science must be done in small increments. Big jumps ahead are often not taken seriously. Sometimes the problem is that the technology is not ready, sometimes, someone with more influence or a better marketing defines the name and gets the credit. Here are some examples, but you can find many more in the literature. But, the important question is not really about credit. It is about why the current scientific publishing and scientific dissemination mechanisms slow down some of the ideas….