The Creative Spark

The Creative Spark

How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional

Book - 2017
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Overturns widely held misconceptions about race, war and peace, and human nature itself and asserts that creativity is what has made humans so exceptional among all the species on Earth. --Publisher.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Dutton, Penguin Random House, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781101983942
Branch Call Number: 153.3 Fuentes 2017
Characteristics: viii, 340 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm


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Sep 19, 2017

He claims we succeeded because we had/have imagination, a mysterious creative spark, through socialization. But he doesn't show why only we developed both.
All the other hominid species of prehistoric times were subject to the same evolutionary pressures, so why didn't any of them at least discover our trick, develop bigger brains???
A thoroughly conventional analysis, worth reading only if you wanted to update yourself on the current state of paleontology, although all you need to know is that every decade or so a new dig finds a new set of far older bones, and our start is set back thousands of years more.


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