When I was a kid in high school I had the concept for a hand held calculator - I had no idea how to make one, but, many years later, I always carry a simple one in my left hand pocket to do small stuff, like figuring out my checkbook. I can hardly wait until we get to anti-gravity vehicles - talk about selling your GM stock short....
Don't knock 'pseudoscience'. A lot of people are making a good living of of UFO's, Bigfoot, channelling, and dozens of other quack nonsense ideas.
Excuse me while I put my razor blades under my plastic pyramid.
If everyone is taught the same theoriestechniques in college, they will invent using them I have found those that are more self taught tend to be more creative/inventive. Case in point are musicians who never took lessons tend to create more innovative music whereas schooled musicians tend to create assembly line music.