"On Inspiration"

BTG Issue: 
December 1979 | Vol. 14 No. 12
"The search for the source of inspiration in science, mathematics, and art leads beyond the mechanistic framework of present-day biological theory."

"In this article . . . we will show that the phenomenon known as inspiration plays an essential part in acquiring knowledge in modern science and mathematics and the creative arts (such as music). We will argue that the phenomenon of inspiration can not readably be explained by mechanistic models of nature consistent with present day theories of physics and chemistry. As an alternative to these models, a theoretical framework for a non mechanistic description of nature will be outlined, While providing a direct explanation of inspiration, this general framework is broad enough to include the current theories of physics as a limiting case."

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