Re: el duende

From: scerir (
Date: Thu Dec 27 2001 - 10:43:48 MST

> Damien Broderick:
> Science, we suppose, is the disciplined
> quest for absolute, fundamental truth.
> All art, by contrast (to bend Walter Pater's
> famous dictum) aspires to the conditional.

And, paradoxically enough, art lasts forever,
timeless (Giotto, Bach, Homer, Phidias), while
science just reaches temporary truths, always
perfectible (Newton, Darwin, even Hilbert and

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