Tuesday, April 14, 2009

More on words you thought came from science but were actually from science fiction

Ref: This post of a few days back on the subject.

From File770: 'Jeff Prucher, of Brave New Words, admitted to The Guardian that he got into hot water by crediting of the term “genetic engineering” to Jack Williamson’s 1941 novel Dragon Island: "[A critic pointed out] that Williamson has admitted that “some scientist beat me by a couple of years.”'