Tag Archives: creativity

Base Hits > Homeruns

After talking to a number of PhD students, I’ve come to conclude two things. First, that many (especially in “genius disciplines” like maths or physics) are motivated by the goal of being the smartest human who ever lived—“the next Einstein”, … Continue reading

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in search of Truly Original Ideas

Three and a half centuries before Christ, Plato outlined his conception of a great society in The Republic. The important decisions are made by “philosopher-kings”—an overclass who arguably represent Plato’s idea of human perfection. The philosopher-kings train both their bodies and their minds—like … Continue reading

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Where do theories come from?

While science rightly uses empirical evidence (”facts”) as the ultimate arbiter of truth, those who experiment and analyse field data usually only credit or discredit ideas / frameworks that some theorist has previously invented. Tagline. Science: We finally figured out that … Continue reading

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Moore’s three-dimensional law is a remarkable “epiphenomenon” … a statistical regularity that emerges from a swarm of unknown, mutually independent activities. In that sense, it resembles the “law” that says that each Labor Day weekend, about 450 automobile fatalities will … Continue reading

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“They don’t have money for a gym membership. They don’t have money for a 24-hour gym pass. This is a ghetto pass. They work out in the ‘hood. A lot of these guys are creative, because they’ve been incarcerated. They … Continue reading

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Radiolab – Roman Mars

02:30 If you look carefully at the entire built world, you can find little stories in every tiny thing. If you recognise that every corner, every seam, every curve was a point of decision by a really deliberate — and probably … Continue reading

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Paul Ricard, créateur

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