Creativity, Voltaire and the Fallacy of Optimization In a recent blog post, we talked about the Goldilocks Zone, a place where life and creativity can flourish, whether we’re talking about the conditions for life emerging on planets around other stars or the conditions for cultivating your very own creative life. We briefly touched upon the […]
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In previous blog posts, we delved into the processes underlying creativity, pulling in stories from diverse sources including fairy tales and astrophysics, evolutionary biology, mathematics and physics and the cycle of the seasons. In our daily conversations at home, we realized we had an illustrative story that combined two of these concepts from our very own lives […]
Creativity & The Goldilocks Zone Most of us remember the story of Goldilocks and her encounter with the three bears when she went for a perfectly innocent journey through a deep dark forest and came to an innocuous house whose door was wide open. Of course she didn’t find anything odd about this situation (because […]
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I’m sitting on the Amtrak Coast Starlight, lurching out of Los Angeles at a lugubrious trundle. My partner Bruce is next to me, relaxing and reviewing the last two days of our authors’ conference. One doesn’t take trains in America to go fast, it’s all about the journey. Perhaps this is why train travel […]