Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The Idea Machine

I plan to write an article on the evolution of innovative thinking. I have some great ideas as to how new ideas are formed and would like to get them out in writing.

Isaac Newton once said this:
"If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."
My main hypothesis is this, the main way that most new innovative ideas are formed is by a synthesis of first understanding preexisting ideas, then the human brain forms new patterns of thought, resulting in a sort of a 'snowball' effect. In other words, once you have a foundational base of understanding the human brain can then form new correlations between those ideas, resulting in the formation of new ways of thinking and approaching problems.

More to come..... Off to class

2 comments:

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Scott Smith said...

In what way is this different from Hegelian dialectic? Do you suppose that rather than ideas being opposing and from that a synthesis comes to be, that ideas which are not opposing form a synthesis?