In our time everyone is obligated to create an identity for himself. We’re supposed to “self-create”–making ourselves into works of art that are utterly original, you know, like snow flakes. So why is it that people increasingly think alike and are so fearful of disapproval? In today’s show the guys discuss the paradoxical relationship between mimesis (mimicry) and poesis (creation, or making). They arrive at the conclusion that only people who have mastered skills through mimesis are capable of making something new–i.e. original. Until then everyone is finger painting.