Adam Savage on the path from simple ideas to discovery

Here’s a relatively short talk by Adam Savage of Mythbusters at TED-Ed on how curiosity and simple ideas lead to discovery. Savage is an excellent storyteller and these are stories worth hearing.

I’m particularly taken with his observation that it can sometimes take years before you understand why your brain holds on to a particular idea.


A hat tip to the always excellent FlowingData for pointing this one out.



One thought on “Adam Savage on the path from simple ideas to discovery”

  1. Jim, the idea is very similar to what Steven Johnson refers to as “the long hunch” in his book Where Good Ideas Come From. If you haven’t read it, I recommend that you do.

    Great video, thanks for sharing.

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