21 November 2008



Beauty and truth in physics

3 comments:

kali said...

I truly believe that scientist are another form of artists.

auto-hide said...

scientists are somehow useful people, what's the use of an artist?

disagree with your association

kali said...

.... I don't know .... they both try to make us see the world beyond its visible or recognizible reality ... ones through feeling, the others through rationality ... and yet ... most important scientific finds were done based on an "irrational" (for the times) intuition ... and many artists opened the way to new scientific discoveries ... maybe to me they just are the two faces of the same coin ... for long times artists were often scientists too ...

I can't help thinking about Copernic ... I wonder if he didn't have more the attitude of an artist than of a scientist ... He not only wanted to explain, he also wanted to go beyond ... Representing Earth like a peripherical planet was at that time the most controversial image/representation ever ...

Maybe artists, scientist and philosophers are the only ones we really need to become humans ...

ps : did you know that "planet" means "wanderer"/"vagabond" in greek ? I love the idea ..

ps : what would happen if poets didn't imagine new words to describe the world ?