Buckminster Fuller is known to have stolen or plagiarized other people's ideas. Who are the victims?
August 15, 2006 3:10 PM   Subscribe

Buckminster Fuller is known to have stolen or plagiarized other people's ideas. Who are the victims?

Buckminster Fuller has a big ego. Known as a con man in the affairs of the heart.

And he also is tardy in attributing credit to works done by others.

I am aware of the 'scandals' involving him and Walter Bauersfeld and Kenneth Snelson, so please DO NOT raise these issues .

For details about these two 'scandals' , see this link
Thank you very much.
posted by babyguru to Science & Nature (3 answers total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: please don't taunt happy fun buckyball

 
Carl Zeiss company is reputed to have developed the first geodesic domes during the 1910s and 1920s. But I nothing beyond this.
posted by meehawl at 4:08 PM on August 15, 2006


Because he is still a cult figure and a role model for some people e.g. http://ask.metafilter.com/mefi/7628 ---- "I'm compiling a list of good, decent, honest men and women who aren't saintly, moralistic or freakish and do their jobs in a professional, hard-hitting and yet fundamentally human and gregarious way."


I , babyguru, am compiling a list of prominent scientists whose negative exploits are not widely known.
posted by babyguru at 4:12 PM on August 15, 2006


You might get better responses to this question if you would provide a lengthy list of Amazon links to some books and DVDs of what you're talking about. Also, more quotations and examples and other links, please.
posted by Gator at 4:38 PM on August 15, 2006 [1 favorite]


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