Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Why my ideas are never original.

I think there's a word for the sudden simultaneous (but seemingly unconnected) emergence of many instances of a single idea. For example, it took millions of years for humans to learn to make fire, but suddenly everybody was doing it. Does anybody know what the word is for that?


Blogger tokyocrunch said...

"Clustering", so posits the Fortean Times, Sept. 2005, p. 12

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Synchronicity" according to the Police.

8:33 AM  

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