Re: Rational Creativity (Was Re: Definitions for Transhumanism)

Michael Nielsen (
Sun, 19 Apr 1998 17:15:07 -0600 (MDT)

On Sun, 19 Apr 1998, Natasha Vita More (fka Nancie Clark) wrote:

> At 03:01 PM 4/18/98 -0700, you wrote:
> >In the same vein, I would say that all major scientific advances of the
> >past have come from highly creative thinkers.
> Free association (Einstein's basic inspiration)

Do you have a source for the claim that free association was Einstein's
basic inspiration?

I'm curious because this doesn't gell with the biographies I've read, but
perhaps you have other information...

Michael Nielsen

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