Where do new ideas come from?

I recently read a blog post summarising a book about where new ideas come from.

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What is science about?

Science seems to be about finding the rules behind a phenomenon. It doesn’t seek to answer why it is so, as that is a question that is more philosophical in nature. But in finding the rules, it could hold the clue of answering why.

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Sometimes I wish I kept a diary when I was studying for my PhD.

I learnt so many things during those 5 years: some I’ve internalised, some I’m still learning, and the rest I’ve forgotten.