Yup. I may have missed a few steps of logic out there. I’m prone to doing that from time to time… .
The idea is that the concept of induction can conjour images of people sitting there laboriously trying out every single possibilty to see if it’s right or not (“How can I know the sun is going to rise tomorrow?” kind of stuff). Perhaps it’s the mathematical ‘proof by induction’ concept that is the true leap of imagination?
I suppose that the claim of “lack of creativity” could better be lodged against deduction, which I didn’t include in my little list (which looks terribly badly formatted, btw. Sorry about that, it looked fine when I posted it.) But then no one would ever dream of accusing Sherlock Holmes of being boring, would they?