A Curious Mind W(o/a)nders

Friday, February 01, 2013


The mind had to learn indirection and flexibility. Head-on attacks were second best. ... For all the best competitors, the goal was a mental flash, achieved somewhere below consciousness. In these ideal instants one did not strain towards the answer so much as relax towards it.

- James Gleick in "Genius", a biography of Richard Feynman


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