Life Finds A Way
What Evolution Teaches Us About Creativity
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In Darwin's survival of the fittest, each step must be uphill as life progresses towards an evolutionary peak. There is no turning back.
So what happens when life needs to cross a valley in the wilds of an adaptive landscape to reach the highest summit?World-renowned biologist Andreas Wagner reveals that life does not only walk - it also leaps. Drawing on pioneering research, Wagner explores life's creative process and how it bears a striking resemblance to how we humans work. A beguiling symmetry links Picasso struggling through forty versions of Guernica and the way evolution transformed a dinosaur's claw into a condor's wing.
This new understanding is already revolutionising our approach to problem-solving across the sciences. In the near future, applied in spheres as diverse as the economy and education, it will enable us to do so much more. Life Finds a Way is a thought-provoking and deeply hopeful look at the force that shapes our world.