The Future of Science...Is Art?
To answer our most fundamental questions, science needs to find a place for the arts. FOURTH CULTURE / BY JONAH LEHRER / SEED MAGAZINE "But the epic questions that modern science must answer cannot be solved by science alone. Bringing our two cultures together will allow us to judge our knowledge not by its origins, but in terms of its usefulness. What does this novel or experiment or poem teach us about ourselves? How does it help us understand who we are, or what the universe is made of? What long-standing problem has it engaged, perhaps even solved? If we are open-minded in our answers to these questions, we will discover that poems and paintings can help advance our experiments and theories. Art can make science better."