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    friends, creativity is something that change our world in many ways. think about edison, most of his invention is about creativity. but that creativity changed our world drastically. this forum of new hypotheses and ideas is the heart of science.

    there are some scientists who at once don't like any new idea,but if we are afraid to bring new ideas in science for fear of being ostrasized by science community then probably science could never progress an inch. we just ignore those creatophobics ( people who fear new ideas).

    now the question is how to have new ideas or creativity in science?

    first you answer, then i will do.


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    Science is already an extremely creative affair.

    Quote Originally Posted by xxx200 View Post
    there are some scientists who at once don't like any new idea,but if we are afraid to bring new ideas in science for fear of being ostrasized by science community then probably science could never progress an inch. we just ignore those creatophobics ( people who fear new ideas).
    Got any evidence for that claim? Or even a specific example we can discuss?

    It is true that some people are resistant to change and some new ideas. Einstein (who was obviously extremely creative) was never happy with the consequences of quantum theory even though he got the Nobel Prize for work that helped establish it.

    But it doesn't matter. Science doesn't depend on individuals accepting ideas. It rolls on regardless.


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    Edison was more of an enigineer posessive perseverence beyond that of most men. Most of his greatest inventions were substantial improvements and repurposing of ideas that others had begun.
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    there are many ways to boost up creativity;

    1] brainstorming

    2] lateral thinking: ways to generate alternatives

    a] reversal method

    b] fractionation method etc.

    c] challenging assumption

    science is about possibility of new knowledge. it is about breaking conventional assumption and thinking out of the box.

    just what kind of creative thinking approach scientists use today?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xxx200 View Post
    this forum of new hypotheses and ideas is the heart of science.
    I can agree that new hypotheses and ideas are at the heart of science. However, the New Hypotheses and Ideas forum is just a place for enthusiastic amateurs to float and discuss speculative ideas without the stigma of posting in the pseudoscience section.
    now the question is how to have new ideas or creativity in science?

    first you answer, then i will do.
    Isaac Newton said "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants". This means that you first have to climb up onto the giant's shoulder, which means you have to learn everything the giant knows already. That is no small task, and something the typical internet crackpot does not have the capability to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xxx200 View Post
    just what kind of creative thinking approach scientists use today?
    All of the above and any others that work for them, I guess: going for a walk, listening/playing music, daydreaming, getting drunk, meditating, reading a good book, discussing ideas with colleagues, running a marathon, sleeping, ...

    Do you think scientists have more requirements to be creative than engineers or artists? Or need to use more or different techniques to stimulate creativity?
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