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Intro Media Conspiracy Hidden Anecdotal Ancient Lone Laws
 6: Discoverer has worked in isolation
The discoverer has worked in isolation.

The lone mad scientist Dr. Frankenstein with the monster in Bride of Frankenstein (1935).

The image of a lone genius who struggles in secrecy in an attic laboratory and ends up making a revolutionary breakthrough is a staple of Hollywood's science-fiction films, but it is hard to find examples in real life. Scientific breakthroughs nowadays are almost always syntheses of the work of many scientists.



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