Author Steven Johnson says that ideas don’t come in a stroke of genius â they emerge from a network of people, places and real-world constraints.
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Our planet’s biodiversity comes from the adaptation of sexual reproduction — the ability to recombine the DNA of two parents into a wholly unique organism. Science writer Matt Ridley says that ideas reproduce just like the humans who think them up.
Humorist John Hodgman rambles through a new story about aliens, physics, time, space and the way all of these somehow contribute to a sweet, perfect memory of falling in love.