The Invention Olympics

August 14, 2008 By Peter

The original Greek Olympic Games were “invented” around -776. (See AD BC vs. CE BCE) They died and were revived in Athens, Greece, just before the turn of the 20th century.

While the world celebrates the glory of brawn, shouldn’t we do something similar or better for brains?

Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps

I’m watching my boy Phelps with pride and excitement these days, but I’d get just as worked up over who will take the gold in the materials science marathon, the biology relay, or the physics decathalon.

Not sure yet what these feats of creativity would entail but I’m open for suggestions. Would it be an Odyssey of the Mind for adults? Amateurs only? Calcularors allowed? I guess we’d have to test for consciousness-expanding drugs.

Some thought starters:

Peter Lloyd writes Right Brain Workouts for IdeaConnection.

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