No, this is not a reference to the newly legalized pot smoking that’s going on in Washington and Colorado.
Tyler Durden says:
Isaac Newton, the father of classical mechanics and progenitor of nearly every technology we use today, was easily one of the top 10 most influential minds in all of human history… Yet as accomplished as he was, Newton credited the brilliant scientists and philosophers who came before him, acknowledging that his insights would not have been remotely possible without the foundations laid by great thinkers– Archimedes, da Vinci, Descartes, etc. No doubt, all great ideas flourish by expanding upon the works of others.
As writers, we have our own influences; those whom we revere and those whom we emulate in style or content. It’s the ‘taking in’ that gives the creative brain the puzzle pieces to connect to make a picture. The creation coming from the mind of an author is a bit like compost. A myriad of articles go into the bin to churn and percolate. Then out the other side comes a rich, aromatic, fertile product. It is a by-product of what went in, yet it looks nothing like the original articles that created it.
Today’s task is simple. Feed your head. Give it something to write about tomorrow.
I actually thought the title was a Jefferson Airplane reference 🙂
I love your last paragraph – so perfectly put.
Thank you. The Jefferson Airplane song DID inspire the title. Smart cookie, you!
I recall that you write science fiction, right? Any particular topic?
I don’t usually stick to any particular topic. But I am fascinated by the future of our planet – whether it will fall victim to some freak, natural event (asteroid, etc.) or the hands of humans (over pollution, war…) And I love to imagine where our technology will take us, and how far from Earth humans will wander one day.
Then you must be loving the discovery of water under the surface on Mars. And the belief by some that there will be a colony there within a decade. The water isn’t in the form we know it here, but it’s there. I share many of your musings. That’s why I share the off-the-beaten-path stuff I find; it’s for the writers like you! Keep imagining!
Sir Isaac Newton was also a devoted Christian. He studied the prophecies of the books of Daniel and Revelation in the Bible.
Truly one of the most contributive of all humans ever. He added so much to our body of learning.
There were many mental giants who made great discoveries using what we would call primitive tools. Imagine those minds equipped with today’s technologies.