If a neuron for apple connects to another neuron for eating, you get a ravenous guy. If a neuron for apple connects to another neuron for gravity, you get Newton 😆
To get a next Newton, a big-data guy would throw billions of apples on the heads of billions of people for billions of times. Sounds like a weirdo approach, which is exactly what people are doing.
How about building some models and simulating, in a random way, the connections/stimulations of different neurons? It would be possible to do random connections between random neurons and you could unintentionally fire a few interesting connections which lead to unexpected good outcome.
Would it be cool, we get next Newton, Einstein, Edison, etc. after a days of computing time? Ok, next Trump might also pop up but we have a filter, do we?