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Science killed poetry

#1  Postby Made of Stars » Aug 27, 2015 11:55 am

I'll just leave this here (scroll down to read, and enjoy):

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Re: Science killed poetry

#2  Postby kennyc » Aug 27, 2015 1:23 pm

Nice.
I write a lot of science and science-related poetry and fiction. In fact I put together a collection of poetry called 'The Joy of Science'

I love the overlap and interaction of art and science!

Here's the title poem:


The Joy of Science

In my mind I see Einstein straddling
that light beam – hanging on for his dear life
a smile on his face as big as the moon
like a kid on a county-fair ride.


Kenny A. Chaffin – 1/11/2014

and one more:



Legacy

After three decades of faithful service
it fell from the sky, the most brilliant
shooting star ever created by man.

Visible in the midday sun
glowing, burning, flaring gloriously
above the Pacific ocean.

Who could forget Canadian Commander
Chris Hadfield with his Larrivee guitar
singing David Bowie’s Space Oddity.

Or the near drowning in space
of Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano as the helmet
of his thirty-five-year-old suit filled with water.

As this dying star crosses the sky we are
compelled to remember the glowing embers and ashes
of Columbia that fell on the Lone Star State.

And that silent horrific fireball
of convoluted smoke trails
Challenger left above Florida.

We envision brilliant images of Earth at night,
vast blue oceans, deadly cyclones
and a sunrise every ninety minutes.

We acknowledge all that has been accomplished
through cooperation, effort, and sacrifice
by this International Station in Space

and we recognize that this was only
our first small step into the cosmos.
Our duty is to honor its legacy.


Kenny A. Chaffin – 1/9/2014
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Re: Science killed poetry

#3  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Aug 27, 2015 5:56 pm

Science and discovery is the perfect fuel for poetry.
"Things don't need to be true, as long as they are believed" - Alexander Nix, CEO Cambridge Analytica
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Re: Science killed poetry

#4  Postby Made of Stars » Aug 28, 2015 12:45 pm

Ha, I read that as 'pottery' initially. 'Poetry' makes much more sense. :yes:
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#5  Postby Macdoc » Aug 28, 2015 1:10 pm

This was seminal book for me in marrying up arts and science

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If you can find - it's just brilliant. hmmph
in pdf here https://archive.org/stream/pdfy-rDIHDXb ... r_djvu.txt

The Act of Creation
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Act of Creation

Pages 751
The Act of Creation is a 1964 book by Arthur Koestler. It is a study of the processes of discovery, invention, imagination and creativity in humour, science, and the arts. It lays out Koestler's attempt to develop an elaborate general theory of human creativity.

From describing and comparing many different examples of invention and discovery, Koestler concludes that they all share a common pattern which he terms "bisociation" – a blending of elements drawn from two previously unrelated matrices of thought into a new matrix of meaning by way of a process involving comparison, abstraction and categorisation, analogies and metaphors. He regards many different mental phenomena based on comparison (such as analogies, metaphors, parables, allegories, jokes, identification, role-playing, acting, personification, anthropomorphism etc.), as special cases of "bisociation".


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He even goes into the biology ( he was trained biologist ) of laughter

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Act_of_Creation

Eureka in a bathtub or getting a joke - same mechanism at work....

No better example of his insight than observing our Philobabble forum

The intellectual climate created by these attitudes has been
summed up by Cyril Burt, writing about 'The Concept of Con-
sciousness' (which behaviourists have banned, as another 'occult

fancy', from the vocabulary of science):

'The result, as a cynical on-
looker might be tempted to say, is that psychology, having first
bargained away its soul and then gone out of its mind, seems now, as
it faces an untimely end, to have lost all consciousness.' 11


It's long ....I learned a lot and it put my varied interests into seamless gradient..
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We are not compelled to believe in biological uniformity in order to affirm human freedom and dignity.
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