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Tristan scripsit:

> Hey, as far as I know, I'm the person who made it 'ten times worse'. I
> randomly pulled the figure out in a post. I may be wrong; it's a pretty
> common figure.

And sometimes the wrong person gets credited:  Gay-Lussac's law was IIRC
first published by one Amontons, and the Peano axioms ought rightly to be
the Dedekind axioms.

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