Thoroughly Conscious Ignorance

Thoroughly conscious ignorance is the prelude
      to every real advance in science.”
James Clerk Maxwell
As you may have read:
  • on our Welcome page – Syntheney is the perception of a natural harmony first seen when you aren’t looking.
    • It is the discovery so succinct, so fundamental, and so obvious in an instant, after its articulation, it elicits a lively, “Of course…!”
  • on our About page – We help people discover what they never knew they know, surprising themselves with an Aha! of recognition leading to an insight that informs and inspires.

Aha!s arrive in all matters and all degrees of:

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    • from commonplace to brilliant,
  • substance
    • from speculative to fully formed and actionable,
  • novelty
    • from new-to-you to heretofore unheard of, and
  • utility
    • from incremental improvement to game-changing, fundamental shift.

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Not All Wandering Minds Are Lost

River_river-krka-slovenia-autumn-nature-940367In 1870 a 23-year old budding inventor arrived from Scotland with his parents at their new home near the banks of the Grand River just outside of Brantford, Ontario, Canada.  He expected he would soon succumb to tuberculosis as his younger and older brothers had before him.  Instead, he survived and flourished in his new environment.  Over the next four years, he worked as a teacher while toiling painstakingly to invent a revolutionary new technology that remained just beyond his grasp.

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