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Topic: Re: Scientific American - Excerpt from "The Philosophy of

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Joe Niederberger

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Re: Scientific American - Excerpt from "The Philosophy of

Posted: May 20, 2014 10:45 PM
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Joe N said:
>> Creativity isn?t tied to the current state of knowledge, it is tied to the current state of the art.
> Back to the old folk-art argument (I don't need to show you no stinking book larnin'!)

R Hansen replied:
>Can you explain how you got that from what I said? How can you have state of the art without knowledge? But without the art, and just the knowledge, what do you have?

Well, given the Newton quote that Wayne mentioned, do you suppose Newton meant to only credit his predecessors' art, and not their knowledge? Its a bit of an artificial distinction. Can you separate a dog from its water content, and still have a dog?

Joe N

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