Definitely Not the Opera | Nov 27, 2010 | 1:14:05

"Is imitation necessary for our creativity?"

The schoolyard taunt of "copycat" is one of the more serious accusations kids can hurl. But imitation might not just be the highest form of flattery... it might be necessary for our creativity.

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