Science of the Impossible and Societal Transformation, Part I


The metaphor of the butterfly (see earlier posting) highlights the importance of “imaginal individuals” in the birth of new worlds. Often this birthing process comes from an encounter, during a creative or “aha” moment, with an idea that has never existed before in the world. As such this idea is considered “impossible” by the standards of day-to-day existence, of the day-to-day world that is governed by habits and rituals of the past.

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