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    In a world that is seemingly obsessed with complex and abstruse people
    and ideas, commonplace things are fast losing their appeal.Still i beleve
    that the core of the best ideas we come across lies in things that are
    rather commonplace.However this is not to say that things that are not common
    cannot be the progeniture of good ideas.

    The support for my point of view is evident in the thinking of a common
    man who spotted a apple falling from a tree, a very common and seemingly
    banal sight it might seem,after all numerous before him had seen this
    happen. But what made this man different from the rest is his passionate
    interest in a seemingly trite observation.Sir Issac Newton thought
    passionately about a commonplace thing and came up with the idea of GRAVITY.

    Someone once said,"if u wish to build a mansion at one go, it would
    seem a rather uphill task ...but if went brick by brick, it
    would be a lot easier". A very fine analogy can be drawn from the above
    quotation in respect to ideas. Commonplace things can very well be thought
    of as "bricks" required to build some of the most appealling and
    influential ideas.Another example could be of the man who while immersed
    in his bath tub, came up with the very significant idea on BUOYANCY of
    liquids.Infact this mans passion for his theory is evident in the fact
    that he jumped out of his bath tub naked and onto the streets of ancient
    greece,yelling "EUREKA....EUREKA!!",indicating that he had found it-the
    solution to problem that had perplexed many scientists before.

    Even the great physicists of the likes of Albert Einstein, Stephan Hawking
    and Richard Feynmen insist that the complicated theories of Physics are
    based more on commonplace things than one would normally imagine.

    On the other hand it would be gross injustice to people and in specific,to
    scientists dealing with complex subjects like astronomy, molecular mechanisms
    etc. for blaming them for not basing their ideas on commonplace things.
    These subjects are so complex in themelves that they hardly exhibit
    a ressemblace to commonplace things and yet they have given rise to some
    very fruitful ideas.

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    Re: hi rashmi, tans and cooldude...The best ideas arise from passionate interest in comm

    please guys.....urgent advice needed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: hi rashmi, tans and cooldude...The best ideas arise from passionate interest in comm

    hi kinshuk,
    well done, the examples of gravity and buoyancy are good but though not an experienced essay-judge, 'Someone once said,"if u wish to build a mansion at one go, it would
    seem a rather uphill task ...but if went brick by brick, it
    would be a lot easier". A very fine analogy can be drawn from the above
    quotation in respect to ideas. Commonplace things can very well be thought
    of as "bricks" required to build some of the most appealling and
    influential ideas' isnot suitable in this essay, according to me. otherwise its great.
    try to give the conclusion in a separate paragraph.

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    Re: hi rashmi, tans and cooldude...The best ideas arise from passionate interest in comm

    Hi, the essay overall is good but I'd like to add some suggestions.
    1)all the examples are related to the field of science . Try to be more open minded.
    2) The brick-mansion analogy does not fit here.
    3) The following paragraph does little to stress your point.
    Even the great physicists of the likes of Albert Einstein, Stephan Hawking
    and Richard Feynmen insist that the complicated theories of Physics are
    based more on commonplace things than one would normally imagine.
    4) Your ending consists of a summming of ideas which you do not specifically support in the para. It is good to acknowledge them ,but ending also should include the summming up of your suppporting theme.

    well, it would be nice if u could comment on my essay on topic 1 posted yesterday.

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    Hi r2kins,

    good effort overall. Rashmi has already preempted me on two of the points that came to my mind - one: bricks mansions analogy not being suitable, two: lack of a strong, convincing ending. You might want to consider these points before 27 Sep. All the best, dude!

    That said, here is my effort on the same topic. Comments from junta invited :-)


    The best ideas arise from a passionate interest in commonplace things!


    It is often said that nature is our best guide and teacher. Yet it is surprising how callously we ignore the gentle suggestions of the melodiously fluid rivers, the gentle, redolent spring breeze, the galloping deer and the majestically gliding eagle. The one who keenly looks and anlyses those phenomena, is often rewarded with the tag of genius.

    It is almost painfully trite to bring up the example of Newton staring intently at the apple falling down the tree. However, the lesson inherent in the old anecdote are so germane to the issue at hand it would be amiss not to mention the story. It was an observant Sir Isaac Newton attempting to find out the reason why the apple always fell downwards who later worked out the theory of gravitation. It is a keen analysis of how birds glide that later today led inventors to figure out the most natural shape of their flying machines. The streamlined bodies of fishes and birds have guided many a designers to design the latest submarines and aeroplanes today. Many revolutionary scientifc discoveries have been a result of keen observation of nature and its ways.

    Many a human beings has observed the blooming beauty of spring meadows, studded with an amazing number of colorful flowers, and appreciated the time-defying beauty. Yet, it is only a keenly perceptive poet that has the capability to express this divine pulchritude in the immortal words, "ten thousand I saw at a glance"! Almost all nature poetry that exists today is a result of discerning poets observing in nature the signs of surreal beauty and lasting emotions.

    Even the seemingly unrelated and imaginative scientific fiction novels - which, incidentally, have given scientists several ideas for innovation - have many elements derived from extrapolating today's world and inventions into tomorrow's. The truly great novels of H G Wells and Isaac Asimov are a handy example.

    This trend of looking towards mother nature for new ideas has not abated today. If anything, it has burgeoned once given the proof of its efficacy. Scientists today are known to be researching on the possiblity of building super-high-speed vehicles based on a study of locomotion of cockroaches - amazingly fast creatures. This latest invention, if realised, would probably not mean the end of the ubiquitous wheel, but it would surely mean the wheel of time has turned a full circle, with regards to our techniques of locomotion!

    However, it would be stretching the truth too far if the argument is not somewhat qualified with a couple of cautionary notes. One, while it is true that natures inspires many of our best ideas, it is automatically implied that one requires an extraordinary perceptive eyes and a particularly keen brain to understand those inspirations and implement them into real life. At the risk of repeating a cliche, although many people observed apples falling down the trees, it was only Newton who gave any particular significance to the day-to-day, ordinary event. Two, while many of the best ideas are inspired by nature, it will be fallcious to assert all of them are a product of natural suggestions. Lebniz, working out the theory of calculus in his library, cannot be said to be inspired by nature in his work.

    Hence, we conclude that very often the mark of a genius is attached to the person who analyses the day-today, prosaic events with a critcial eye, and gives them his own touch. While one should try to think beyond the quotidian and delve into the realm of the non-obvious, it would be foolish not to look towards Mother Nature for best ideas on how to improve the world of today. She has a lot to teach us. If only we were attentive enough ...!

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    Re: hi rashmi, tans and cooldude...The best ideas arise from passionate interest in comm

    Hi r2kinsMy opinion is same as Rashmi's
    I like the simple and nice way of writting....
    All the examples are related to science, u can add some from music or painting...
    I too feel that the analogy was not related to this topic..

    Hey cooldude,

    Your essay is very good but are u able to finish it in 45 min...
    Did you come up with all these words/sentences while trying to finish it in time limit, then this is excellent.

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    Re: hi rashmi, tans and cooldude...The best ideas arise from passionate interest in comm

    Thanks BeHappy. The answer is Yes. Perhaps the topic is rather close my heart.

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    Re: hi rashmi, tans and cooldude...The best ideas arise from passionate interest in comm

    hi all and thanks a lot for your comments....

    thy essay looks very good cooldude....i will post my suggesions shortly!!

    thanks again
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    hi cooldude,
    that was a wonderful; attempt. I was awed by your perfect choice of words and well set examples. I'd just like to add that what u want to write about should become evident in the first para. Make an explicit statement about it.

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    hi cooldude,
    great job. really excellent. a 5.5 -6 can easily be given on it

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