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Can humanity run out of ideas?

People are constantly generating ideas — from thoughts as mundane as how to better organize your closet to concepts as complex as the theory of relativity.

Given this wide breadth of lightbulb moments, from trifling to significant, can humanity ever run out of ideas?

To some extent, no, those who study ideas from a philosophical and biological basis said.

By the simplest definition, an idea is a fully formed thought or opinion, meaning that even mundane ideas, like how to best arrange a floral bouquet, count as new ideas.

And by that definition, “the answer is no,” David O’Hara, a professor of philosophy and…

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