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## Main Question or Discussion Point

My question is about how new ideas come in to being.

Are all new ideas based on some form of predictive analysis or can they arrive without direct connection to other known events?

This is a bit of a hard question for me to get across...lol

For example, I know the values of events A, B, C, and I am suddenly able to predict the value of event X that is distantly related to events A,B,and C. Knowing the values of A,B,C, can not in and of itself predict the value of X. So, how was I able to predict value X?

I guess we have all seen this happen from time to time. We arrive at the answer to a pretty complex question without all the data we need to get there. When this happens, it appears to be pretty revolutionary to make this large jump in predictive ability.

Perhaps it is not as revolutionary as it appears to be.

Cheers,

Billy

Are all new ideas based on some form of predictive analysis or can they arrive without direct connection to other known events?

This is a bit of a hard question for me to get across...lol

For example, I know the values of events A, B, C, and I am suddenly able to predict the value of event X that is distantly related to events A,B,and C. Knowing the values of A,B,C, can not in and of itself predict the value of X. So, how was I able to predict value X?

I guess we have all seen this happen from time to time. We arrive at the answer to a pretty complex question without all the data we need to get there. When this happens, it appears to be pretty revolutionary to make this large jump in predictive ability.

Perhaps it is not as revolutionary as it appears to be.

Cheers,

Billy