Date: Mon 04 Nov 2002 - 01:07:09 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."
You are most definitely wrong. A person could have learned the polka, the fixtrot, and the hokey-pokey. They are then free to choose which of them to perform, or none at all (my personal preference); no "Eureka" moment is necessary. A "Eureka" moment usually accompanies a novel innovation, such as applying evolutionary theory to ideas, or really good sex.
> - Wade
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