Imitation is the sincerest form of innovation

Posted by Anton Hughes on Sunday, November 09, 2014 with No comments
"Copying is the mighty force that has allowed the human race to move from stone knives to remote-guided drones, from digging sticks to crops that manufacture their own pesticides. Plenty of animals can innovate, but no other species on earth can imitate with the skill and accuracy of a human being. We’re natural-born rip-off artists. To be human is to copy."

-- Kat McGowan, "Brilliant Impersonators" Aeon Magazine