小编摘要：美国已故的埃尔摩·盖茨博士创造了2 0 0多项有用的专利，其中多项专利基本上是通过培养与应用创造能力产生的。
马里兰州已故的埃尔摩·盖茨博士创造了2 0 0多项有用的专利，其中多项专利基本上是通过培养与应用创造能力产生的。他的做法对有意取得天才地位的人（盖茨博士无疑属于此类人物）而言，不只重要，而且有趣。盖茨博士正是世上少数真正伟大但不出名的科学家之一。
The late Dr. Elmer R. Gates, of Chevy Chase, Maryland, created more than 200 useful patents, many of thembasic, through the process of cultivating and using the creative faculty. His method is both significant andinteresting to one interested in attaining to the status of genius, in which category Dr. Gates, unquestionablybelonged. Dr. Gates was one of the really great, though less publicized scientists of the world.
In his laboratory, he had what he called his "personal communication room." It was practically sound proof,and so arranged that all light could be shut out. It was equipped with a small table, on which he kept a pad ofwriting paper. In front of the table, on the wall, was an electric pushbutton, which controlled the lights. WhenDr. Gates desired to draw upon the forces available to him through his Creative Imagination, he would go intothis room, seat himself at the table, shut off the lights, and CONCENTRATE upon the KNOWN factors of theinvention on which he was working, remaining in that position until ideas began to "flash" into his mind inconnection with the UNKNOWN factors of the invention.
On one occasion, ideas came through so fast that he was forced to write for almost three hours. When thethoughts stopped flowing, and he examined his notes, he found they contained a minute description ofprinciples which had not a parallel among the known data of the scientific world.
Moreover, the answer to his problem was intelligently presented in those notes. In this manner Dr. Gatescompleted over 200 patents, which had been begun, but not completed, by "half-baked" brains. Evidence ofthe truth of this statement is in the United States Patent Office.
Dr. Gates earned his living by "sitting for ideas" for individuals and corporations. Some of the largestcorporations in America paid him substantial fees, by the hour, for "sitting for ideas."
The reasoning faculty is often faulty, because it is largely guided by one's accumulated experience. Not allknowledge, which one accumulates through "experience," is accurate. Ideas received through the creativefaculty are much more reliable, for the reason that they come from sources more reliable than any which areavailable to the reasoning faculty of the mind.
2011-03-18 15:39 编辑：kuaileyingyu