The Role of “Ripeness” in Creativity and Discovery: Arthur Koestler’s Seminal Insights | Kreativitätsdenken | Scoop.it

 

"The Latin verb cogito for 'to think' etymologically means 'to shake together.'"

 

Koestler’s insights and conclusions resonate deeply with my own beliefs about the combinatorial nature of creativity — this notion that all ideas are, as Mark Twain put it, “second-hand,” born as we constantly copy, transform, and combine old ideas, synthesize existing information, combine eclectic influences, remix material, build on what came before, and connect the seemingly disconnected.