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Introduction, Philosophy and Polymathy
Tony Buzan, author of Master Your Memory and The Speed Reading Book described Da Vinci as a ‘giant baby’, because he always felt he could ‘never stop learning more’ and in the same way a baby would engage the full breath of cortical skills available to it and not work within the confines of one field, so too can grown adults, we. Da Vinci was the great example of this. Due to the way we can box ourselves in with respect to a specific field of research, even the most academically advanced minds still hit cul-de-sacs with their research as their information can become in itself compartmentalised according to their field. This produces a phenomenon where a smart intelligent academic with a high IQ can also be wrong. It is only when we mix our research fields that we are able to begin answering all things, in a thorough way – particularly the fundamental questions that drive this language evolution. Da Vinci was a polymath who understood the necessity to study broadly and not specifically. To achieve this as a habit, the process of sensory development was his central thrust, practising ambidexterity and developing the strength of the eyes. As our senses read the natural world and feedback into our brains for de-coding and understanding, it was for him key. It may seem obvious but the apparatus we are born with to read the wonders and understand the mysteries are useful. Empiricism emphasizes this, and that the role of evidence drawn through the senses is the thing to form knowledge: the result of experience had through the senses, advocating that the senses are themselves the holy grails we search for through our ideologies. In science and scripture, the answers are all in built, we just need to learn how to switch on the nose, ears, eyes, fingers and the tongue, once the switches are active, the live brain can receive more information. Like Wikipedia, the more information that is poured in, the more reference points it will hold and more higher a plane of understanding it can exist in. However, like Wikipedia, much of the information going in is corrupt and affecting the Wikipedia brain.