Mathematical Approach to the Prediction of Scientific Discovery

@article{Goffman1971MathematicalAT,
  title={Mathematical Approach to the Prediction of Scientific Discovery},
  author={William Goffman and Glynn Harmon},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1971},
  volume={229},
  pages={103-104}
}
In the field of symbolic logic at least, fundamental discoveries seem to follow patterns, suggesting that future discoveries may in some sense be predictable.