Innovators in both of two domains are basically dreamers and storytellers. In the early stages of creation of both art and science, everything in the mind is a story. – E.O. Wilson
Harvard sociobiologist E.O. Wilson wrote this in his paper on the Origins of the Arts. He takes us on a journey from our earliest history to explain the potential actions of our ancestors. We evolved in our thought processes to create new from “understood”, so that we could define our experiences in ways that are familiar to us or might challenge us. But just as the image above shows, at the intersection of these two thoughtful disciplines holds the same sense of wonder that drives creation and inspiration. Wonder really is a powerful motivator.
- thanks again, Brain Pickings