Life Finds A Way

Life Finds A Way

What Evolution Teaches Us About Creativity

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How the principles of biological innovation can help us overcome creative challenges in art, business, and science
In Life Finds a Way , biologist Andreas Wagner reveals the deep symmetry between innovation in biological evolution and human cultural creativity. Rarely is either a linear climb to perfection--instead, "progress" is typically marked by a sequence of peaks, plateaus, and pitfalls. For instance, in Picasso's forty-some iterations of Guernica , we see the same combination of small steps, incessant reshuffling, and large, almost reckless, leaps that characterize the way evolution transformed a dinosaur's grasping claw into a condor's soaring wing. By understanding these principles, we can also better realize our own creative potential to find new solutions to adversity.
Ultimately, Life Finds a Way offers a new framework for the nature of creativity, enabling us to better adapt, grow, and change in art, business, or science--that is, in life.
Publisher: New York :, Basic Books,, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781541645332
Branch Call Number: 576.801 WA
Characteristics: 312 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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