Tagged: ideas

Where do good ideas come from? - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Sep 27, 2010

One of my favourite quotes is: The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not Eureka! (I found it!) but rather, ’hmm…. that’s funny….’ (Isaac Asimov) Good ideas are often not from sudden understanding but from staring at something, scratching your head, thinking ’something’s not quite right here’ or seeing a pattern … Read More

When ideas have sex - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jul 19, 2010

Zoologist-turned-science writer Matt Ridley speaking from Oxford presents ’How ideas have sex’, how they join and recombine to form new creations. If the title isn’t enough to draw you, try this sound bite: ’Homo erectus made the same tools for 30,000 generations.’ You’ve got to think about that. More-or-less the same … Read More