In his Humanity in a Creative Universe (and earlier books), Stuart Kauffman quite convincingly (to…
Ken Winter
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Ken, I think I sort of disagree with that. But let me type it out here and see what you think.

I don’t believe science has a way to describe that. But what is a creative leap but electricity flowing through a certain subset of 100B neural connections at massive scale? Making a connection between two concepts help in memory is nothign more than sending electricity through both of those different “regions”. The electricity literally connects.

So I believe if we start with an animal’s connectome, we can figure out creativity from that. Then, there’s like a way to transform that into an equation to describe it. Not easy, but I can see a conceptual path to getting there.