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aren’t the many “tests” for one’s creative abilities
actually meaningful? It
is intuitively obvious that ideas are not generated or developed
in the logical, conscious thought process.
Ninety-five percent of or our brain is not used in logical,
conscious thinking. However, all of our brain and its associated
resources are constantly in use.
The unconscious/preconscious/nonconscious thought processes
occupy 95% of our brain's capacity. For example, while you drive
home from work, your mind monitors environmental conditions,
watches traffic, considers problems of the day or coming evening
and yet, interrupts the conscious thought process to inform the
conscious thinking of a new construction being started somewhere
in route or, even more amazing, notices an old tire hung from a
rope and conjures up a memory from 30 years earlier.
Therefore, it doesn’t seem at all surprising that none of the great ideas referred to in the 0401 Creativity Comment arose through someone’s claimed “creativity-enhancing method.” How can proponents of such tests measure creative abilities?