The Art of Science

Skiing, Chugach Mountains, Alaska.

Backcountry skiing on a ridge on Flat Top Mountain, Glen Alps, near Anchorage. Chugach State Park, winter, Alaska. Please click on the image above to view a larger version of the photo.

Hey Folks,

I recall a conversation or 2 on the subject of art and science; essentially, what differentiates and what connects the science and art. Art is exploration. Science is similar process with maybe more strictly defined boundaries. Certainly they’re both forms of creative expression.

I think the critical illustration of their differences is very simple; artists are so often WAY cool, and scientists way nerdy. 🙂



4 thoughts on “The Art of Science

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  2. Greg Russell

    But nerdy can be pretty cool, Carl! 🙂

    In my everyday life, I think of science as being synonymous with our biology, which is the single most important subject any of us can learn about, IMHO. Art, creativity, religion–all of these are borne from our biology. Understanding our own anatomy, physiology, and evolution will help us understand all of the epiphenomena of our culture.

    How’s that for nerdy?

  3. Pat Ulrich

    lol – Great post! As a scientist myself (my day job), one might think I would take offense to this — but I tend to agree! Of course, within the world of scientists, those of us that get to do field work are way cooler than those stuck in the lab all day! 😉

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