About Karla Amaral Lopez

Life is too short to hang around.

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  • Karla shared from The Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention by William Rosen
    The brain is evolutionarily hard-wired to do its best daydreaming only when it senses that it is safe to do so—when, in short, it is relaxed. In Kounios’s words, “The relaxation phase is crucial.5 That’s why so many insights happen during warm showers.
    Note: Why insights happen during warm showers @alexcpsec
  • Karla shared from The Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention by William Rosen
    A culture of experimentation depends on lots of experimenters, each one testing the work of the others, and doing so publicly.
    Note: The culture of experimentation
  • Karla shared from The Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention by William Rosen
    He knew that to be self-sustaining, both science and invention needed to be social enterprises, depending utterly on the free flow of information among investigators.
    Note: Science and invention need to be social enterprises, depending utterly on the free flow of info
  • Karla shared from The Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention by William Rosen
    For centuries, certainly ever since Immanuel Kant called the hand “the window on the mind,” philosophers have been pondering the very complex way in which the human hand is related to the human mind. Modern neuroscience and evolutionary biology have confirmed the existence of what the Scottish physician and theologian Charles Bell called “the intelligent hand.” Stephen Pinker of Harvard even argues that early humans’ intelligence increased “partly because they were equipped23 with levers of influence on the world, namely the grippers found at the end of their two arms.” We now know...
    Note: The importance of making with hands
  • Karla shared from The Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention by William Rosen
    only twice in the last ten thousand years has something happened that truly transformed all of humanity.
    Note: "Only 2 things in last 10k years transformed humanity" I would say 3, the third being the interwebz
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Karla Amaral Lopez