Monday, July 2, 2018

Nothing New Under the Sun


     Is it possible for humans to create something completely new that is based on nothing that previously existed or is human creativity just rearranging and building on previously existing ideas?
     I addressed this question yesterday. The latter is true, if you do not feel like clicking on the link.  Creators are the sum of their influences.  therefore, creativity is built on precedent.  
     There has a lot of overlap in these questions up until this point, but I appreciate the humor in essentially repeated the same question about creativity twice when the answer to both is essentially the same--creativity is derivative of what has gone on before.  The angling for a repeated answer is probably unintentional, but maybe subconscious.  It amuses me regardless.  I guess it is creative, too.

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