I believe it was Edwin Land who defined creativity as, "the sudden
cessation of stupidity." It is not the release of its bindings that
causes a package to spring open, but the energy stored in the package.
IMO, creative thought is potential energy that may or may not be released.
The triggers for creativity are what we pull to release the energy, they
are not creativity itself. This, then is the cycle I see forming:
Learning stores creative energy. We learn what triggers to pull to
release it. If we learn from the experience we store creative energy...
[Host's Note: Lon, this reminds me of getting a "blinding glimpse of the
obvious," an old favorite phrase. ...Rick]
Lon Badgett firstname.lastname@example.org "What happens if I create a new theory about creativity and I am wrong? Does my creation cease to exist? Mistakes are part of the creative process." Emil Gobersneke
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