Creativity, not mere copying or following commands, entails thinking “outside the box.” That’s how it can surprise us with genuine novelty.
The spirt or psychology of the day gives us the science we wished for. This makes it highly fallible, and potentially dangerous.
The insight is timely, given the two-year anniversary of lockdowns that we’ve recently observed.
While others demand crackdowns on “fake news,” the Society reminds us that the history of science is one of error correction.
Marcelo Gleiser notes that the mind is not a solar system with strict deterministic laws.