This book confirms something that i have been thinking about for a while. That thoughts and ideas must be made of someting that can be deconstructed in no less than a scientific way. What science teaches you is that nothing comes from nothing. Energy is never lost, equations always balance, atoms move into different states but don't actually go anywhere. If you apply this to ideas then you start to see them in a different way. What if in order to generate an idea you need to absorb thought particles through your everyday experiences and reshape them into something new based on the ones that you already have. We all know that the best ideas people fill thier lives with stimulus.
If any of this is right then what it means is that there must be a general theory of relativity for cultural production that explains how any kind of human development is possible.
Thats one for a rainly day.