According to this study, while people may outwardly be all for creativity they are, nevertheless, biased against it in favour of pragmatism. This is possibly because of a desire to decrease risk and uncertainty. The study seems to be well done and referenced* – they even have one to back up the claim that “Creative ideas are both novel and useful” for goodness sake – so I’ll believe it, at least until I see some evidence to the contrary.
I am mentioning it here because it is the premise of the latest DpSU from the ICR’s Brian Thomas, called Study Says People Subconsciously Resist Creative Ideas. Mr Thomas asks:
Could this explain why some also reject the idea of a Creator?
Because, of course, the idea of there being a creator is inherently creative. Continue reading