Vega devoted great attention to the detection and correction of the errors in Vlacq's work of 1628.
Marconi gave great attention to the improvement of devices for the detection of electric waves..
The weakness of the NeoLamarckian view lies in its interpretation of heredity; its strength lies in its zealous study of the living world and the detection therein of proximate empirical laws, a strength shared by very many bionomical investigations, the authors of which would prefer to call themselves Darwinians, or to leave themselves without sectarian designation.
He is best known by his masterly detection of the literary imposture of Vella, which claimed to be a history of the Saracens in Syria.
The discovery of a single fossil creature in a geological stratum of a wrong period, the detection of a single anatomical or physiological fact irreconcilable with origin by descent with modification, would have been destructive of the theory and would have made the reputation of the observer.