Creative intelligence is easier to describe by what it is not than by what it is. But there is a clue in that very fact…
The precise nature of our creative intelligence remains beyond our grasp because it is like the fundamental principles of mathematics:
From all this we can see the hallmark of creative intelligence is to somehow pull principles into existence. But, the trick is, we cannot say how the fundamental flash of insight occurs. This is the fundamental dilemma, and we must pay attention here:
For if we could in fact define how to get flashes of insight, then we would have a method to generate principles. And as Gödel proved, if we can generate the principle, it is not fundamental, and therefore, not a principle. To discover the principle of all principles would cut off the very limb we are sitting upon. That is why the very nature of creative intelligence, though we can catch glimpses of it, will remain forever outside our grasp.Eric Holloway, “What is the essential feature of creative intelligence? ” at Mind Matters News
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