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Paul Anderson

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Why are the Chinese so creative?
« on: 02/08/2008 18:17:15 »
Paul Anderson  asked the Naked Scientists:

Hi Chris and team,

The Chinese are known for skill in carving ornate ivory items and cutting delicate paper patterns and human hair pictures, etc. I presume this is detrimental to their eyesight.

Also, everyone knows the Chinese use Chinese characters in their language. In other countries we use the picture of a male or female to distinguish male and female toilets, so to that extent we are all similar, but I wonder if the Chinese brain is more geared towards the artistic than the rest of the world and might that be why they exhibit such skills and have a character based language? How say you?

Keep up the good work. I enjoy your show.
 
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Paul
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Why are the Chinese so creative?
« Reply #1 on: 10/08/2008 15:04:23 »
The chinese like everyone in the world have different skills.
But they did invent gunpowder and fireworks.
 

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Why are the Chinese so creative?
« Reply #2 on: 14/08/2008 10:03:52 »
...and takeaways.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 05/10/2008 14:37:19 »
It's the noodles
 

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« Reply #4 on: 05/10/2008 19:16:36 »
Q.  Why are the Chinese so creative?
A.  There are a lot of them...

If the incidence of creative persons is constant,
 then there will be more creative people in China because there are more people in China than any other nation.
« Last Edit: 05/10/2008 19:20:59 by RD »
 

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« Reply #5 on: 07/10/2008 09:43:36 »
'Confucius' he say......... far too much!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 07/10/2008 11:39:48 »
'Confucius' he say......... far too much!

Confucius he says that here is his Wiki link (LOL)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confucius
 

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« Reply #7 on: 09/10/2008 20:53:52 »
How do we know what Confucious say, all his writings were burned apparently, and if he said all those things, he was like my daughter, never quiet  [:(!]
 

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« Reply #8 on: 28/11/2008 03:35:34 »
Q.  Why are the Chinese so creative?
A.  There are a lot of them...
True, but is it anything to do with genetics OR is it simply that their education is superior compared to other nations and their minds are highly developed...Don't know actually, just a thought...
 

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« Reply #9 on: 30/01/2009 13:02:38 »
" In English or other alphabet-based languages, "reading" at a basic level means to decode words by pronouncing the letters, then creating an image in your mind of the idea or object those letters represent. A pictorial language like Chinese provides an image for you to see, rather than a set of sounds to decode. There are many subtleties to this kind of language. Chinese calligraphy can evoke an aesthetic response, or even a meditative state, in the writer and the reader. "

http://www.chinapage.com/calligraphy.html
 

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« Reply #10 on: 30/01/2009 21:46:16 »
So what you're are trying to say is....??
 

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« Reply #11 on: 28/03/2009 11:41:47 »
I dont think the chinese are creative at all. If they were, they wouldn't have to fake and copy everything.
If you look at the todays corporations, inventors, and innovating technologies, a negligible part comes from china. Their mentality of conformity does not fit well with innovation.
As for the toilet sign etc', this is just because they have a different unique culture.
 

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« Reply #12 on: 28/03/2009 12:20:09 »
Well if you say so.

But there are probably 1.5 billion people on this planet who will disagree with you! :D
 

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« Reply #13 on: 28/03/2009 12:55:24 »
Copying and making fake items is just a cheap way to make money.
But I doubt that you can say they were not creative in the past? :)
 

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« Reply #14 on: 28/03/2009 22:42:35 »
There is no evidence that Chinese people are more creative than any other race or group of people. Everyone alive results from a migration 100,000 years ago from Africa so if there are any differences in skills or abilities bewteen different races or groups they evolved from adapting to different environments, that people adapted to survive just about everywhere on Earth demostrates a vast amount of creativity. Being half Scottish and half Chinese I will admit to believing that there are some genetic behavioural components related to races of groupings but with regards to creativity especially in relation to the "Arts" it is more a matter of current tastes that any objective measurement. I certainly wouldn't pay millions, if I had millions, for say a dead animal in a glass case or a painting of bunch of sunflowers, I could produce both myself.
 

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« Reply #15 on: 28/03/2009 23:47:10 »
This thread threw up this advert...which is nice !



 

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« Reply #16 on: 02/04/2009 10:41:38 »
This thread threw up this advert...which is nice !





I'm waiting for the 'buy one, get one free' promotion.
 

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« Reply #17 on: 08/06/2009 06:47:48 »
Chinese are different but very creativity they are talented... They always prefer on development.....
 

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« Reply #18 on: 08/06/2009 06:50:46 »
Even Japanese can think so.........
 

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« Reply #19 on: 04/07/2009 08:54:08 »
Well, as far as chinese people go, IQ they are 5 to 10 points smarter than europeans.

however why is china a ****hole? well during the course of many centuries they were pool lead, japan struck them and crushed them like insect then Mao and its commie thugs had a go at it.

north korea/south korea.

Government has a huge impact on how a country develops.

Chinese have the lowest level of testoterone, further proving the idea that yes they are most inteligent.

Less testoterone = more brain.

Thats in stone.Adaptation strategy.Lose something, for something else.Happens in all animals, viruses whatever.

dont know about the japs tho being smarter tho...
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« Reply #20 on: 04/07/2009 16:47:16 »
Got any evidence for that?
In particular for
"Chinese have the lowest level of testoterone, further proving the idea that yes they are most inteligent.

Less testoterone = more brain."?
 

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« Reply #21 on: 04/07/2009 23:21:36 »
Women are brighter than men because they have less testosterone!
 

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« Reply #22 on: 05/07/2009 00:54:05 »
Women are brighter than men because they have less testosterone!
Just not you aye?
Now might be a good time to go.
 

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« Reply #23 on: 05/07/2009 13:51:01 »
Women are brighter than men because they have less testosterone!
Not bright enough to know what an exclamation mark is for though.
 

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Why are the Chinese so creative?
« Reply #24 on: 12/07/2009 16:09:05 »
Not only Chinese Whole world is creative cos we humans are creative !!

But most of the Ground breaking discoveries and inventions are done by Asians(Indians too )

Now Japan is cool  in electronics
    Indian is cool  in Math stuff (which change the world with 0 )
    china is cool in ancient inventions but British ppl copied some War related inventions like rockets
    Europe is also cool for it's own scientific discoveries
    USA is also cool for it's own creativity !!

Here knowledge always shared and inter linked with each and everyone.no one is SUPERIOR nor  INFERIOR .. it's always depends on once surroundings ... where we live and share our knowledge ..       
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