Riker had to be the worst first officer in Star Fleet; Picard had to keep telling him when to go pee.
I love that this was tagged as insightful. God bless slashdot!
If we simplify the proof process to each of the contributors writing a few lines of the complete proof for a conjecture, with the person who defined the axioms as the first contributor and the Perelmans as the last, there's no reason to measure Perelman's additions as any harder, more important or more impressive.
Whom the gods would destroy, they first teach BASIC.