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Dystopia, Imagination, Innovation

Linda McGovern, in a web article from 1999, points out the following passage: Some of my youthful readers are developing wonderful imaginations. This pleases me. Imagination has brought mankind through the Dark Ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination … Continue reading

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The Value of Bewilderment

Bewilderment, in its ancient and literal sense of being cast away in a trackless wild, was the lot of the explorer…. Neal Stephenson, Quicksilver. Consider discovery from the point of view of research and exploration. Columbus and Shackleton–these were explorers, … Continue reading

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