Are patents and copyrights killing any possibility of us surviving ourselves?
"...never does nature say one thing and logic another..."
The creative process: copy, transform and combine. No we did not think of this first. Even those most primordial inventions like rope, stairs or the wheel are concepts we have devised through inspiration in nature.
Think for a moment about how a vine allows a plant to climb, how a simple stone shelf allows a goat purchase so as to graze on a steep cliff, or perhaps how a tumble weed travels almost effortlessly for miles and miles.
Using the above mention creative process what have we wrought? Rope + cogwheel with 'teeth' or steps = gears...
I believe it is illogical, counter intuitive and to our detriment, that we enabled laws that cripple our capacity to continue emulating this process.
What do you think?