Charles Darwin and other pioneering thinkers were not “heroic geniuses”, according to a new study saying we can all take credit for science’s greatest discoveries
Innovations from the likes of Darwin, Albert Einstein or Steve Jobs arise through societies and social networks acting as “collective brains”, scientists claim.
Cue Mazzucato insisting that it’s government that enables this therefore we must all pay further tithes to government. Except:
Dr Muthukrishna explains: “To be an innovator, it’s better to be social rather than smart. There’s no doubt that there are variations in people’s raw skills, but what predicts the difference between a Steve Jobs and a Joe Bloggs is actually their exposure to new ideas that are wonderful and different.
“If you want to be more creative the best thing you can do is to talk to people who disagree with you.”
Where’s the one place you won’t hear different ideas? Inside the groupthink of government of course.
And of course Mazzucato herself is interesting on this point. She’s tried well hard to get me fired simply because I disagreed with her…..