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Is it possible to start another Renaissance?

The original Renaissance began in Southern Italy and proceeded to spread through most of Europe. The Medici family had a large part to do with this by commissioning paintings and allowing creativity to flow.

Is it possible with enough money and to start another age in which the outpouring of creativity was so great that it's works are looked to as the pinnacle of achievement? Or am I just being naive?

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    Dec 15 2012: The setting from which the European renaissance came must be compared to our setting today. Many will say we live in a world quite the opposite of the Dark Ages, while others will insist we are clearly poised for another renaissance. Either way it will require people like: Christopher Columbus; Ambrose Paré; Galileo Galilei; Andreas Vesalius; Robert Hooke; Nicolaus Copernicus; John Calvin; Johannes Gutenberg; Aretmisia Gentileschi; Sir Thomas More; William Shakespeare; Martin Luther; Pieter Brueghel;Niccolò Machiavelli; Filippo Brunelleschi; Leonardo da Vinci;Miguel de Cervantes; Michelangelo; Prince Henry of Portugal; and Louise Labe'; and many more. Is it possible? My best guess is that it is a non-zero probability.
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      Dec 15 2012: Hmm a non-zero probability is a crazy bet.
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        Dec 15 2012: I hesitate to say a flat-out "NO", but I think I may have to.
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      Dec 15 2012: A lot of what allowed them to be great was the circumstances they lived in. If a Shakespeare lived during this time, and due to the patent laws, experts have said that he would be in prison for copyright infringement. All I want to know is it possible to start another Renaissance that will allow those types of individuals to flourish.

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