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Journalist: “Ideas are having sex with each other”

Pill cam. Photo credit: BBC

A gastroenterologist and a guided-missile designer have a conversation. Result: the pill cam.

Matt Ridley. Photo: Skeptic.com

This underscores the power of sharing, of “ideas having sex with each other,” according to journalist Matt Ridley. He writes:

Trade is to culture as sex is to biology. Exchange makes change collective and cumulative. It becomes possible to draw upon inventions made throughout society, not just in your neighborhood. Continue reading