Autumn 2003 (11.3)
- Not Just in the Past
"Over the years, I've become conscious
that the process of discovery occurs instantaneously like a sudden
flash. Of course, discovery is the culmination of immense pre-paration
with the synthesis of both conscious and unconscious thought.
It occurs when the mind and memory have accumulated an enormous
quantity of fragmented knowledge and then instantly, somehow,
everything falls into place. It happens spontaneously.
You can't predict the moment it will take place. It suddenly
dawns on you that you know something that no one else in the
world has ever known before. What can I say? Nothing can compare
with the profound exhilaration of that moment."
"I'm convinced that the epoch of great discoveries lies
ahead. It is not confined to the past. The fact that something
doesn't exist today doesn't mean that this has always been the
case. It just means that we must set our hearts and minds to
Zaza Alexidze is Director
of the Institute of Manuscripts in Tbilisi, Georgia, and the decipherer of the Caucasian
Albanian written script which dates to the 5th century and which
was the forerunner of the language spoken by the Udi people who
live primarily in Azerbaijan today.
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