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This post on Brain Pickings resonated with me so much, especially the quote by Paula Sher on “the power of intuition and additive knowledge in sparking those creative Eureka! moments”…see the original post  over on Brain Pickings HERE!

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image and quote via www.brainpickings.com

 

“According to one popular conception of science that goes all the way back to Francis Bacon’s invention of it in 1620, scientific endeavor is all about getting answers from nature. That said, given the quality of answers one gets depends conspicuously on the quality of the questions one asks, scientific inquiries lacking in intrepidity, imagination, and insight are likely to yield little more than scientifically validated tedium.”

Brainpickings does it again, sharing with us “The Happiness of Pursuit: What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About the Good Life”, by Shimon Edelman in which he “takes an unconventional — and cautiously self-aware of its own unorthodoxy — lens to the holy grail of human existence, blending hard science with literature and philosophy to reverse-engineer the brain’s capacity for well-being. definition of science as “systematic wonder”.

This quote holds a lot of truth…”The quality of answers depends on the quality of the questions asked.” Read more over at Brainpickings HERE!

Go Steven Johnson…

“…if we’re going to encourage more innovation, it’s not enough for us to just dig in and work harder. We also need to encourage surprise and serendipity. We need to play each other’s instruments.” ~ Steven Johnson

Read a review over at Brainpickings HERE!

I’ve shared Kirby Ferguson’s” Everything is a Remix” video a while back…just saw these quotes over at Brainpickings HERE…so true!

“Nothing is completely original. All artists’ work builds on what came before. Every new idea is just a remix or a mashup of two previous ideas.”

(Another great quote by iconic designer Paula Scher she points us to:)

“We can pick our teachers and we can pick our friends and we can pick the books we read and the music we listen to and the movies we see, etcetera. You are a mashup of what you let into your life.”