2021.05.20 Amenoum Acknowledgments. 0 On the shoulder of giants Intro There is no such thing as completely original work. In fact, everything is a more or less an accurate copy of another work existing at some point in space and time, sometimes not even so distant. To be completely honest, one must take everything relatively, even acknowledgments. In example, one might say that the works of Einstein were based on, or would not be possible without, the works of Newton and others, but with relativity in past and future and deterministic reality, it is equally valid to say that Newton had no choice but to invent the basis for the works of Einstein. Physical manifestation of this is the entanglement of Newton (in 17th century) and [relative equivalent of] Einstein at some distant point in space but at the same point in time (relative to Earth). Thus, it is valid to say that the works of this Einstein [equivalent] on some other Earth were the basis for the works of Newton on local Earth. However, this is not conscious copying of work and if it is useful work it is fair to give credit for, and support, such relatively original work. In fact, it is not only fair, but obviously, if everyone would be taking without giving back nothing would be sustainable and nothing could ever exist. On the other hand, copyrights, even if relatively original, are not useful work and only hinder progressive evolution. The giants My works would not be possible without the works of Kepler, Einstein and countless others - scientists, researchers and other seekers of truth. It is always impossible to list everyone with direct and indirect influence on one's work, so I don't see the point of such lists.
References may feed the relatively original soul, but they are poor food for the relatively original body.
While it is fair to give credit to other authors of relatively original useful work through references, it is more important to support authors [and supporters] of relatively original and useful work while these are alive. Otherwise, one is attracting the future (past) of relatively original copyrights instead of relatively original works. And that future relatively sucks, trust me, I've been there. Relatively.