Automatic Writing and the Problem of Ideas. « TheWritersCafe.org: "Perhaps the simplest and most obvious of these, actually gives a great deal of credit to the entire human race:
If the idea was any good, someone would have already thought of it.
The objection seemingly has some substance however if anyone really believed that this single idea is true, then one would have to simply wonder how did people ever come up with: Television, digital photography, and helicopters. The simple answer is sure, when the first guy said I am going to build a machine that flies, the answer from the naysayer of the day would have been, “If man were meant to fly, he would have wings."
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