We are exceptional at finding patterns in the noise

It only makes sense to me that our future has been constrained by an elimination or better, an impoverishization of ideas at play in the specialist's brain.  

We hear the descriptive words psychopath and sociopath all the time, but here’s a new one: monopath. It means a person with a narrow mind, a one-track brain, a bore, a super-specialist, an expert with no other interests — in other words, the role-model of choice in the Western world.

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Anyone can learn to be a polymath – Robert Twigger – Aeon
Our age reveres the specialist but humans are natural polymaths, at our best when we turn our minds to many things

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  1. Edward Morbius
    Edward Morbius says:

    There's already a word for that:  "A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject."
    – Winston Churchill

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