>Needless splits, or does that need saying? We have quite a polymathic
>group here. Many persons other than Nadia and Natasha, including myself,
>have posted on art topics, and Nadia and Natasha have posted on technical
>Pigeonholing seems a needless remnant of the prior economic need to
>specialize, whereas now and in the future an interdisciplinary approach
>will produce the ideas and products that carry humanity forward.
No disagreement. I'm sure nearly all of us have a diversity of interests and talents, straddling the arts, humanities, sciences, engineering, and other endeavours.
But in my experience, coming from a family chock-a-block with polymaths, each of us has dominant perspectives through which we view the world. My own foci are pattern recognition, problem solving, aesthetics, and communication. It seems like most of the time I'm concentrating on one or more of those four, to the exclusion of other considerations.
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