Want the short definitive, no-hedging answer? Probably. Of course, it's not that simple, because nothing is, especially the first of things. Benz likes to claim they "invented" the car, but they clearly didn't. Flight is similar, but I think it can be reasonably said Felix du Temple beat the Wright Bros to flight by 29 years.
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