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The Great Divide


If one wishes to find scientists practising as artists, then I believe at the moment the best place to look is in theoretical physics. Much of the work of the more cutting edge physicists (Michio Kaku being the obvious example) seems to involve huge conceptual leaps which are then tested afterwards. This has the effect of intertwining Pallasmaa's categories of "facts and beliefs, means and goals". Of course the aim is to get this approach to permeate all of science (particularly those aspects which affect our everyday interactions more than string theory etc - no disrespect to physicists); it would be good if these physicists could encourage a new understanding of science from their side of the chasm.

Posted date

20 February, 2013

Posted time

4:22 pm