How New Ideas Happen

“The first step to a new cosmogony is a step back” — Paul Feyerbend, Against Method

Raise your hand if you’ve murdered an idea. 

I have. It’s a very strange habit.

Our ideas are like infants: they are small and precious. But while humans are biologically equipped to be parents to our children we are not biologically equipped to be parents to our ideas.

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