Multiple discovery (or Simultaneous Discovery) is when two people invent or discover something in or around the same time, independently or together. Most inventions and discovery are best credited to two or more people, thus this concept is important and pops up often. History tends to credit only the most famous, so a good historian should always be looking deeper for other discoverers and inventors.

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Edison Never Invented Anything Myth

Thomas Edison was a businessman, ideas-man, inventor, and more. He invented things, but more-so he collected patents, headed a team of developers, and created companies.

Galileo Invented the Telescope Myth

The telescope is credited to Hans Lippershey in 1608. The following year Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei began making improvements to its design.

Ada Lovelace Wrote the First Computer Program Myth

British mathematician Ada Lovelace can be considered the mother of computer programing, as she wrote the first complex algorithm meant to be carried out by a machine. However, it is a myth that Ada Lovelace wrote “the first computer program” or was “the first computer programmer”, that title belongs to Charles Babbage.