Posted by: Xhyra Graf | 18 January 2007

Model 11

The Scale Blending Model

The history of science has been extensions to larger scales and smaller scales. Invention of measures and instrumentation preceded invention of better theories and explanations in most cases (Wallace and Gruber, 1989; Barrow, 1992, 1998; Bossomaier,and Green, 1998). Neuropsychology today bursts with results for a few years as new instruments allow the brain’s operations to be seen and measured then languishes as researchers wait for invention of still better instruments. The Scale Blending model of creativity sees creativity as nearly always consisting of paying attention to larger or smaller, faster or slower, more complex or simpler scales than others or society as a whole does. Creation is an operation on scales.

In its simplest form this model sees globalization of thought and topic leading to greater and more precise detail of thought and application.

By going global we open up new locals and aspects of the local. Similarly, we can discover things in a locale only at the cost of undoing our most global and sweeping beliefs and idea commitments.

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