Saturday, June 11, 2011

PZ Myers on Imagination

"Moore didn't say this, but I'd love to ask him what he thinks of something I've believed for a long time: our imaginations are weak and pathetic. For the most part, the human mind prefers to travel along well-worn ruts and not strike off into new territory very often. Imagination isn't actually an act of will, it's not something our brains are good at, but what imagination actually is is a receptivity to novel external input, and a willingness to bumble along following a weird stimulus. We don't generate it, we simply respond to a jostling off the track by either, most of the time, trying to get back on the track, or if you're like Alan Moore, wandering happily off onto strange new frontiers." --PZ Myers


http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2011/06/alan_moore_at_cheltenham.php



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