A beautiful reflection on the synergy that exists between science and poetry, between the exterior objective and the...

A beautiful reflection on the synergy that exists between science and poetry, between the exterior objective and the…

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A beautiful reflection on the synergy that exists between science and poetry, between the exterior objective and the interior subjective. These wonderful musings from Ursula Le Guin capture my view on the marriage that we must now strive for between the two.

Science describes accurately from outside, poetry describes accurately from inside. Science explicates, poetry implicates. Both celebrate what they describe. We need the languages of both science and poetry to save us from merely stockpiling endless “information” that fails to inform our ignorance or our irresponsibility.

Thanks for bringing this one to my attention, Kenny Chaffin

Originally shared by Kenny Chaffin

“Science describes accurately from outside, poetry describes accurately from inside. Science explicates, poetry implicates. Both celebrate what they describe.”

https://www.brainpickings.org/2018/04/10/ursula-k-le-guin-late-in-the-day-science-poetry/

3 comments

  1. Beautifully expressed. Thanks!

  2. You’re welcome Gideon…..this equivalence this merging of science and art has been my focus for some time now. She says it beautifully!

  3. Very interesting post, thank you. I agree with many of these ideas…

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