And, paradoxically enough, art lasts forever,
timeless (Giotto, Bach, Homer, Phidias), while
science just reaches temporary truths, always
perfectible (Newton, Darwin, even Hilbert and
That's partially wrong, at least. Also in science
something lasts forever: the idea, the invention,
the creation, the find, the serendipity. In example:
Plank's formula for the black body radiaton, where
he made epsilon = h * nu, inventing the quantum.
And all that leads us precisely to the main point.
Are works of art unique, linked to a specific
personality? Is that not true, in science?
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