“Original” Ideas are Derived

By | July 24, 2010

How can an idea be original?

Through evolution,  and assuming evolution occurs ceteris paribus, a human brain is pre-wired with certain capabilities.

The following are two sources of information:

  • external stimuli – by using the five senses, humans capture new information and synthesize it whether f
  • internal stimuli (eg. maturation of brain cells)

I think people overestimate originality and place too much value on it.   People are expected to “copy” languages.  This is especially the case in business

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