TY - INPR ID - cogprints4647 UR - http://cogprints.org/4647/ A1 - Gabora, Dr. Liane M. Y1 - 2005/// N2 - Selection theory requires multiple, distinct, simultaneously-actualized states. In cognition, each thought or cognitive state changes the 'selection pressure' against which the next is evaluated; they are not simultaneously selected amongst. Creative thought is more a matter of honing in a vague idea through redescribing successive iterations of it from different real or imagined perspectives; in other words, actualizing potential through exposure to different contexts. It has been proven that the mathematical description of contextual change of state introduces a non-Kolmogorovian probability distribution, and a classical formalism such as selection theory cannot be used. This paper argues that creative thought evolves not through a Darwinian process, but a process of context-driven actualization of potential. PB - Creative Education Foundation Inc. KW - creativity KW - evolution KW - selection KW - universal Darwinism KW - determinism KW - potentiality KW - context KW - stream of thought TI - Creative thought as a non-Darwinian evolutionary process SP - 65 AV - public EP - 87 ER -