from the desk of Herb Masters
Hello Science Fans and Practitioners,
I haven’t said it in awhile but I really like to think of science and art as complementing each other. After all, they are both expressions of how we experience and interpret just about everything. They both continue to grow, and inform us in new ways to see and experience just about everything. In the last year we have seen so much change in how we perceive science and art due to changes in social and science based understanding. Sadly there have been many tragedies that have brought us to understand and fight against many of the inequities that have been prevalent for so long, be they race, gender, circumstance, or privilege. This isn’t necessarily a new thing. While there is much work to be done to overcome these challenges, there is still amazing research going on that some would call research for knowledge sake. This would be what is called basic research by many. Research that will yield new answers to new and existing problems and that will inspire humans to continue to grow, if we survive.
Further distractions for this week! Predictions About the 21st Century: What They Got Right & Wrong has some great insights. Do you ever wonder how some things get counted? Don’t try to change someone else’s mind.
I hope that you have a week that is better than you planned or hoped for.
“The greatest scientists are artists as well” Albert Einstein
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