Niels Bohr, the Danish physicist, is reputed to have once criticized a suggestion as "Crazy, but not crazy enough!" Sometimes to explain an extraordinary phenomenon one needs to throw out ordinary theories, go beyond the realm of the expected, and get rather wild --- in a way nevertheless constrained by knowledge of critical contexts. That's creativity.

(See ^zhurnal 10 July 1999, AttractiveOpposites, and 3 May 1999, GreatIdeas, for early ^z mumblings re another Bohrism, and 26 Jan 2001, AwesomelySimple, for a perhaps-relevant Charlie Mingus quote.)

Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 18:00:46 (EST) = 2001-03-13


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