Brainstorming and Creativity: They Are All Deep Down Inside of Us
Ruminations on Leadership
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Annie,

Your observations on the importance of liberal art schools is spot-on. I didn’t realize it until recently, but because of the emphasis on creativity these alternative classes have, we are at an advantage come graduation. The comment that science people aren’t creative didn’t sit well with me though; it’s not exactly true. We have to create our experiments, think outside the box for explanations as to why something out of the ordinary happens, and try to understand the nature of the world. It’s not just memorization when it’s time for application. A lot has been discovered in science, but it’s constantly changing, and we are charged with figuring out just what’s going on. You have to be able to think creatively to do that, and though it’s different than your typical creativity, it still counts in my book.

-Sarah

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