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The power of one

“Nothing was ever created by two men. There are no good collaborations, whether in art, in music, in poetry, in mathematics, in philosophy. Once the miracle of creation has taken place, the group can build and extend it, but the group never invents anything. The preciousness lies in the lonely mind of a man.”

—John Steinbeck, East of Eden

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  • Charles says:

    Gilbert & Sullivan created a lasting body of work that would have been impossible by either alone; arguably, their solo works are only remembered today because of the genius of what they created together.

  • Gloria Fox says:

    And let’s not forget complexity. As our world gets more complex, it takes more minds to solve complex problems. “We are smarter than me”.

  • Lou Giansante says:

    Ummm. The Nicholas Brothers.

    Oh and by the way, along with Crick and Watson, you might want to add Rosalind Franklin, since their entire 1953 publication was based on her data (without citation of course).

    Lou Giansante

  • Tom O'Connor says:

    Sonny & Cher also

  • Ernie says:

    Hey Tom. You forgot Bonnie & Clyde.

  • Tom O'Connor says:

    Lennon & McCartney, Rodgers & Hammerstein, George & Ira GershwinWatson & Crick, Marie & Pierre CurieSocrates, Plato & AristotleJefferson, Adams, Monroe, Hamilton et alLorenz and Zeeman …Lorenz and EinsteinThe Montcalm BrothersThe Wright BrothersThe Marx BrothersStieglitz and O’Keefe

  • Jeff Richardson says:

    You and John Steinbeck have come up with a good point.

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