Re: Art (was Re: Skeptics Take on the Extropian Concept)

E. Shaun Russell (
Sat, 28 Feb 1998 21:55:59 -0800

Yak Wax wrote:

>So here's the BIG question:
>1) What is the difference between science and art anyway?

Boy, haven't heard *that* one before. ;~) It is interesting to
note how many people think of science and art as being polar opposites.
Truly, they are not at all opposite, but merely have slightly different
So, to answer the age-old question (in my best way possible), I would say
that the objective of science is to create or discover new ways to increase
convenience and progress for society as a well as create or
discover answers to all the "how's" and "why's" society encounters during
its progression. The objective of art is somewhat more individual
oriented, though I think it is safe to say that an artist's objective is to
convey his or her knowledge and ideas to society in the best (and often
only) way possible.

E. Shaun Russell Poet, Musician, Extropic Artist
==============================> Transhumanities editor for Homo Excelsior
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