Can Discoveries Happen Twice?

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You all know about the discovery of North America by the European explorers, yes? But did you know that the Europeans were NOT the first ones to sail to the unknown lands that we live in now? It was ancient people, like the Vikings, for example. While we could say that it was discovered twice, that would be dumb. There was simply a lack of communication. So with that in mind, the whole point of this is: Discoveries can never be truly repeated. We’ve seen so many things, and we have records of discoveries from even a millennium ago. You may have some opinions that say otherwise, but right now, hear me out. You can't discover something multiple times. It just cannot be done. And are we really that likely to forget something, when we have all these records? And what is a discovery if it’s not new?

It’s difficult to try to think of something that has been discovered twice, right? Cell phones, maps, candles, all have been invented once. It’s impossible to discover something a second time. Once something has been discovered, all you can do is improve upon the idea. Cellphones have come a long way from being those big, bulky things. Today, they’re like tiny computers, fitting in your pocket and being able to go wherever you go. Furthermore, we’ve already discovered places like America. Its initial unearthing was legendary. You certainly cannot discover that again, especially with first world countries living on its lands. It would be an atrocity to any American, Canadian, or

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