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Heroic theory of invention and scientific development

The heroic theory of invention and scientific development is the hypothesis that unique heroic individuals, called "great scientists" or "geniuses", are the main source of significant new invenendently and simultaneously by multiple inventors and scientists. This alternative is known as Multiple discovery. Those who support multiple discovery use the phrase "the heroic theory of invention and scientific development" to mock the traditional view that science and invention are pushed forward by great heroes.


  • Great man theory
  • People known as the father or mother of something
  • Scientific theory#Science
  • Genius
  • Hive mind
  • Multiple discovery
  • List of multiple discoveries


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