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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 27 2013: " 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."

    What do you mean by opposite? Can you give an example?
    • Jul 30 2013: The answer to all if this new idea belongs to an age old question. How can you make something out of nothing? People want a better answer then the creationism story of the bible so we can turn to magic or science. Magic is simple now you see it now you don't but there is truth behind magic and that's because whatever it is it has always been there. Science has a better explanation and we can understand it if we can understand what a nebula does. A nebula creates matter out of it's own energy so to think our minds are not the same as a nebula would be unimaginable. 7, 000, 000, 000 people on earth with 7, 000, 000, 000 imaginations meaning everyone thinks of a new idea every moment because to each is own.

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