|MLA Citation:||Bloomfield, Louis A. "Question 1540: Good ideas are harder to come by than fancy equipment"|
How Everything Works 16 Aug 2018. 16 Aug 2018 <http://howeverythingworks.org/print1.php?QNum=1540>.
Coming up with good ideas is hard work and if I had them, I'd have gotten hold of such a magnet myself. Although science is often taught as formulas and factoids, it's really about thinking and observing, and good ideas are nearly always more important than good equipment. Good ideas don't linger unstudied for long when commercial equipment is all it takes to pursue them.