Science is about fact…until it’s no longer a fact.
Art is about arguing meanings, feelings, and contesting views.
Science is about understanding the world, what’s in it, what’s beyond it.
Art is about searching within, expanding the world, and determining perceptions.
Science is about natural order.
Art is about justification of thought.
Science is about advancing, moving forward, discovery.
Art is about searching, moving in all directions, discovery.
Science is about reason and development.
Art is about reason and development.
Science is creative.
Art is creative.
Science is about discovering significance.
Art is about giving significance.
Science is about forming probabilities.
Art is about endless possibilities.
Science doesn’t need Art, but it likes having Art around.
Art doesn’t need Science, but it likes having Science around.
You know, I don’t see what all the fuss is about Science vs. Art. They just both want to get along.
[Update: In The Guardian, Tim Radford agrees.]
[Update: I saw this on Presentation Zen…
‘Science or art? A ridiculous choice. The arts and sciences are connected. And our mission, says Dr. [Mae] Jemison, is to reconcile and reintegrate science and the arts. Both the arts and the sciences, says Dr. Jemison, are not merely connected but manifestations of the same thing — they are our attempt to build an understanding of the universe, and our attempt to influence things (things in the universe internal to ourselves and the universe external to ourselves). “The arts and sciences are avatars of human creativity — [they] are our attempt as humans to build an understanding of the world around us….”‘]