You are writing very clever sentences here. So you must have a very capable keyboard while only repeating words that others invented for you. And your clever 3D design (yes, I have read many of your excellent posts) isn’t really yours either, since you didn’t design the technique, the software nor the commands you are using. According to that same reasoning.
Can you see that this is the logical conclusion of the quote of yours?
Are you really claiming that you can not think novel thoughts and ideas when “only following in other’s footsteps” when saying or commanding something (verbally or with text) using regular words and syntax not invented by you?
In my humble opinion you can think novel thoughts and ideas. Like if you have learned how to walk, you can potentially also go anywhere where you can go by foot, including places following paths that noone else have even trodden. Not only walking in other’s footsteps, that is.
Logic is a predefined amount of possibilities. Most of us would agree on that (otherwise it would not be covered in that which is defined as “logical”). That would also mean, acording to your reasoning, that the only novelty which is possible in terms of thoughts and ideas is uttering illogical nonsense.
Hm. Perhaps I shouldn’t posts this, but I’m actually amazed…
Try programming. Then speak about programming.