From: Wade T.Smith (email@example.com)
Date: Mon 04 Nov 2002 - 00:58:32 GMT
On Sunday, November 3, 2002, at 07:29 , firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> We can choose which meme-type we access for a performance
In every recollection of the creative process that I've ever read, the
moment of eureka is always recalled as coming 'out of the blue', or
'without warning' or 'as if from nowhere'.
We cannot choose this moment, (though it is often carefully prepared
for), nor decide, to almost any degree, what the moment might provide.
(In all such accounts, there is also a substantial expression of sentiments like 'the actual answer totally astounded me- it was so different from what I was expecting'.)
So, no, there is a great deal of non-corroborating evidence against your
proposition above, so much so, that I consider it a tacitly false
statement of human experience, and thus it is that your model, and not
mine, is the one "that does not refer to the contingent world in which
we live, nor to the dynamic selves which we are."
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