The eureka phenomena by Isaac Asimov is a reflection of the power of involuntary thinking

The eureka phenomena by Isaac Asimov is a reflection of the power of involuntary thinking. We tend to think we must out the most effort in trying to solve a problem to succeed. Lots of the time the brightest ideas when we least expect it, like Isaac Asimov said, “the solution will then come when you think you’re not thinking”
This essay also talks about the fact that the scientific community tends to not report products of involuntary thoughts even if they turn out to be right. This camouflages the fact behind scientific discovery is explained to be harmful and not faithful to what science is all about. As scientists and engineers, they feel ashamed to admit and idea is the product of an inspired guess, since were led to believe that every step along the way must obey reason and pure logic. Asimov lists many examples in the history of science to argue against this. One can think of other examples: albert Einstein, john Nash, Isaac newton, so on and so on.