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Charles Zhang

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In most professions and academic fields, imagination is more important than knowledge.

Imagination is another name of innovation. And as to knowledge, you can look it up in a dictionary or just search on the internet. However, you can not search an imagination.


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  • Apr 26 2012: The point you made about knowledge is true. Information is free and easily accessable, but what I call "lateral thinking" is rare. Lateral thinking requires imagination along with at least a superficial knowledge of subjects to transfer principles/theories from one discipline to another.

    From my experiences I have concluded that an imagination is primarily developed from a young age.

    Imagination cannot be taught within the typical boundaries of education. I believe imagination is solely developed within a diverse environment where there is the freedom to be creative. Too many rules destroys the imagination.
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      Apr 27 2012: William, thanks for your reply.
      However, I am not sure whether you are for or against the argument.

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