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Arthanari Chandrasekaran

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Strange questions that humans have not yet found an answer for!

We all have a unique course of action through out our day. Many of the conversation along with our friends or some that we hear from others talking at times surprise us and gets our brain thinking, but only to later ignore saying this might be beyond human reach. Have you come across any such question through your brain or from others which you think humans have not yet explored or researched or any unanswerable question?

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  • Aug 14 2012: We can draw the conclusion that "intelligence" is cultivatable. However, can we say the same of creative abilities in our minds? Can you literally train a mind to be creative?

    "If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn't" -Emerson M. Pugh
    • Aug 14 2012: I believe we can (at least be more creative), but it's more a case removing the restrictions of conventional thinking and conditioning for adults and not imposing these on children. (Coleen's comments hold true)
      It would be interesting to see which nations scores tops in a "Creativity Index Measure" and then look at how their educational system functions.
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      Aug 14 2012: Creativity is a characteristic that can be cultivated, encouraged, and practiced.
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      Aug 14 2012: Heather, Juan and Fritzie,
      I believe our minds are naturally creative. When we remove the "restrictions of conventional thinking and conditioning", which Juan insightfully recognizes, we open the mind to cultivate, encourage and practice creativity, as Fritzie insightfully suggests. It is a matter of having an open mind and heart with the intent to explore with curiosity.

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