Re: art&science

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Mon Apr 10 2000 - 11:59:24 MDT

""<> writes:

> Art, science: what is the (main) difference?
> My opinion is simple.
> Sciences have some "attractor-like" pattern.
> Researchers "discover" exactly the same thing (law, theorem, ...).
> Even in very different times, countries, "languages" '(i.e. quantum
> mechanics).
> That's definitely not true, in art.
> Michelangelo is far from Raffaello, etc..
> In art there's not a common language, world, meaning, aim,
> object, etc.

I think you have a point here, although I don't think this is the most
important difference between art and science. Science is constrained
by reality (or rather, it *seeks* constraints), while art has few
constraints ( mainly some cultural and a few technical constraints)
and actively tries to avoid them. Engineering is similar to art in
this respect, although it is constrained by a deliberate purpose it
has to achieve.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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