This morning I spied an article right up my street posted by Miroslaw Izienicki on her Linkedin page.
Synchronicity: The Epic Quest to Understand the Quantum Nature of Cause and Effect Paul Halpern Basic (2020)
Bob Dylon sings about just how synergistic the whole process of being is in his new Album.
This reminded me of the story about Dr who collaborated with Leonardo di Vinci and the questions it raised.
”Let down by his own inventiveness, Leonardo tried to team up with others who could assist him. In the winter of 1510–11 he worked with Marcantonio Della Torre, professor at the University of Pavia, to create a treatise on anatomy. Together they studied the human body and performed dissections that Leonardo beautifully depicted. This was the only period in his anatomical career during which Leonardo ‘was able to attain a balance between detail and coverage’. It was as ‘if the professional anatomist standing at his shoulder was able to save Leonardo from his habit of going ever further into the details of a physical scenario’ (Clayton and Philo, 2012). But in a matter of months, Della Torre died of plague. Alone, Leonardo never managed to organize his large number of anatomical drawings into coherent material for publication. In his notebooks he dishearteningly annotated: ‘It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end’.”
Alastair Sooke investigates this further and come to some interesting conclusions in favour of Leonardos curious and inventive ways. Further in his page he talks about unicorns…..that’s me down another rabbit hole, serendipity.