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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Twins: Science and Religion 2

How do Science and Religion treat Creativity?

World Science
A human bias against creativity is hindering science, research claims
“The field of cre­ativ­ity may need to shift its cur­rent fo­cus from iden­ti­fy­ing how to gen­er­ate more cre­ative ide­as to iden­ti­fy­ing how to help in­no­va­tive in­sti­tu­tions rec­og­nize and ac­cept cre­ativ­ity,” Mueller and col­leagues wrote. “If peo­ple hold an im­plic­it bi­as against cre­ativ­ity, then we can­not as­sume that or­gan­iza­tions, in­sti­tu­tions or even sci­en­tif­ic en­deav­ors will de­sire and rec­og­nize cre­ative ide­as even when they ex­plic­it­ly state they want them.”
If Science and Research are reticent to welcome innovation and creativity, think of Religion and how dead-set our modern religions are opposed to creativity, new thinking, and innovation.
(Think of the Lord Buddha's critique of suffering in the world: Change is one element of Suffering. However, the Lord Buddha did not believe that resisting change would in any way reduce Suffering.)

The present age offers immense benefits to Science and Research for creativity. Lacking those benefits of money and wealth and power, Science would be as obscure as Religions like to be.

Individual salvation continues on in the life history of individuals: their pain and sufferings add to the sum of religious knowledge if and when such individuals are canonized or recognized as holy people. Even then, their contribution - consider, for example, St. Francis of Assisi - are made to conform to orthodoxy.

It seems that Creativity requires Rewards.
That is not all that new; most of us believe that Good Deed require tangible rewards from some supernatural being.

Change is Suffering, but Lack of Change is also Suffering... we all know this to be true.

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