What does this mean about the originality of ideas? Is there such a thing? Can an idea truly be original? Why? Why not? Mark Twain certainly doesn’t think so – “There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope. We give them a turn and they make new and curious combinations. We keep on turning and making new combinations indefinitely; but they are the same old pieces of colored glass that have been in use through all the ages.” Do you agree?
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