Adam Savage, speaks at a TED-ED event on fascinating examples of profound scientific discoveries that essentially came from simple yet creative methods. Adam has co-hosted MythBusters, a Discovery Channel show.
Adam’s talk reminded me of Steven Johnson’s book, ‘Where Good Ideas Come From‘. What is apparent is that ideas come from everywhere; no group of people or institution can claim absolute monopoly of good ideas!
Here is Steve’s TED Talks:
“A good idea is a network. A specific constellation of neurons–thousands of them–fire in sync with each other for the first time in your brain, and in idea pops into your consciousness. A new idea is a network of cells exploring the adjacent possible of connections that they can make…an idea is not a single thing. It is more like a swarm.” Steven Johnson