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The Secret To Creativity, Intelligence, And Scientific Thinking 

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something.

That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people.

- Steve Jobs

Paul Higgins: Can also be a trap because that experience locks you in to a certain set of mental models that look for certain patterns and therefore always move in certain directions despite the reality you face

Awwww, but to which is right? And when?

10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing

asapscience:

This is really helpful in getting to the nitty-gritty of those science concepts/words that seem like they mean one thing, but actually mean something different. 

How I wish people understood these 10 terms!

emergentfutures:

Political Polarization in the American Public

Republicans and Democrats are more divided along ideological lines – and partisan antipathy is deeper and more extensive – than at any point in the last two decades. These trends manifest themselves in myriad ways, both in politics and in everyday life. And a new survey of 10,000 adults nationwide finds that these divisions are greatest among those who are the most engaged and active in the political process.

Full Story: Pew

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