Derek de Solla Price was a physicist, historian of science, and information scientist, credited as the father of scientometrics and is known for his analysis of the Antikythera mechanism (an ancient Greek analogue computer and astronomical instrument) in 1959 and 1974.

See How de Solla Price influenced my work by Proffessor Leo Egghe.

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Astrology is Based on Science Fact

Aspects of astrology are rooted in the science of astronomy and the academic tradition, but today astrology is considered a pseudoscience.

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Price’s Law

Price’s Law says, “half of the publications come from the square root of all contributors.” This is sometimes used to support the idea that “a few people generate half the results.”

Naturally Occurring Social Systems

Naturally occurring social systems are systems that naturally arise when societies form, such as politics, economics, mathematics, and language.