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To what extent can an idea be unique?

Are all ideas just the combination of known principles or trial and error? Examples and peronal experiences are good as well as just opinions. This question could be expanded to any thought at all, not just ideas. If there is a thought that is almost entirely unique, there can't be any previous oppposite idea. What I mean is if an idea is the exact opposite of another it isn't really original. It just stated the opposite. If an entirely original idea can be made, how will it be formed?

I have some opinions currently, but I'm sure they'll change after your comments. Please ask me to expand or clarify if needed.

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  • Jul 26 2013: I believe it's natural to have a new idea and it's biological. The first thing that happens is 1 brain cell is triggered electronically as it captures a moment of it's own unique movement. The cells around that 1 brain cell imitates the movement and starts a pattern to collect enough energy to become a thought. Taking what you know in your mind the wave pattern turns in to a frequency that calculates rhythms. The frequency of brain cells in your mind uses combinations to unlock inovative ways to manipulate the norm and replicate your thought process. If your inner thoughts builds enough energy and is broadcasted outward on to say a blog about unique Ideas then are understood by other peoples brain waves there you have achived a unique Idea.
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      • Jul 30 2013: The brain is the physical muscle and it just uses waves to flex and stretch nerves and blood tissue along with other chemicals. The mind is the cognitive energy that forms by instinct (like when a baby brest feeds) and creativity (like when a baby starts to crawl then walk).

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