Mathematician talk:Bronisław Knaster

Why is historical accuracy unimportant in the mathematician bios? There are many, many cases of theorems named after people who are known not to have discovered them, or who are not known to have discovered them. The matter is perhaps most muddled in the realm of maximal principles, where writers admit to randomly assigning the names Zorn, Hausdorff, and Kuratowski to related principles at whim, since they were all working on such things. Shouldn't we be able to say Theorem $X$ was discovered by mathematicians $Y$ and $Z$, but named after mathematician $W$? --Dfeuer (talk) 19:12, 31 March 2013 (UTC)