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What is original thought?

Ralph Waldo Emerson famously lamented “All my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients.” Abraham Lincoln insisted that “books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.” “For substantially all ideas are second-hand, consciously and unconsciously drawn from a million outside sources…” Mark Twain wrote to Hellen Keller, […]