For an artist, I’ve been thinking a lot about science lately. Perhaps it’s not too much of a stretch, as Leonardo da Vinci and Carl Sagan showed us, the two often go hand in hand. However, they are also fundamentally different. Art is subjective. Science is not.
I’ll start with art. H.G Wells put it nicely: “Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.” Powerful in its simplicity, and a concept to which we can probably all relate. For instance, have you ever come across a painting, a sculpture or a piece of music and stopped in your tracks? It may reach into your soul and grab for the air in your lungs. Or have you ever walked out of a movie theater with your head spinning as you wonder how in the world this filmmaker knew to make a movie about your life? Maybe there’s a tear or two involved, it was just that great.
So you decide to share it. However, you soon find out that your mom, friend, coworker…whomever….well they just don’t see the big deal. That’s art for you. Subjective.
Science is different. Very different. Continue reading Science or Bust!