Creativity requires that new information come into the world. It must be information that was not implicit in earlier states of the world.
Human creativity requires the same freedom of thought (generating possibilities) and action needed for free will, our Cogito Model.
If everything created was predetermined, then all the works of Mozart would have been implicit in the first beat of an aboriginal drum.
Einstein's E=mc2 would have been in the first Aristotle syllogism.
Cosmological systems are creative, because atoms and molecules did not exist in the first three minutes of the universe. And the great astrophysical structures made from atoms, like galaxies, stars, and planets, did not exist in the first million years. Biological systems are creative. Darwinian evolution accounts for the creation of new species of organisms. Many organisms create informational structures outside of themselves, in the world, like beehives, bird nests, and beaver dams. Humans are the most conspicuous creators and consumers of new informational structures, altering the face of planet Earth. And they create the constructed ideal world of thought, of intellect, of spirit, including the laws of nature, in which we humans play a role as co-creator. We call this the Sum. All creative processes have the same underlying physics as the cosmic creative process, a combination of quantum mechanics and thermodynamics. Biological processes add the element of natural selection, which includes the processing of information. This is accomplished by something Jacques Monod called the teleonomic information, 1 the purposive element in all life.
1. Monod, Jacques (1971), Chance and Necessity, p. 14.
This allows us to put forward at least the principle of a definition of a species' "teleonomic level." All teleonomic structures and performances can be regarded as corresponding to a certain quantity of information which must be transmitted for these structures to be realized and these performances accomplished. Let us call this quantity "teleonomic information." A given species' "teleonomic level" may then be said to correspond to the quantity of information which, on the average and per individual, must be transferred to assure the generation-to-generation transmission of the specific content of reproductive invariance.