Monday, September 24, 2007

When Scientists Were Artists

83rd plate from Ernst Haeckel's Kunstformen der Natur (1904).
I sure hate to think about it but modern scientists have become so enamored with science's purported alienation from art, subjectivity, emotions, the abstract, the immeasurable, and similar human inclinations...Of course, who can argue against success? Are the beginnings of scientific inquiry really that obsolete? Have we become more human with our immaculate scientific mindset that abhors the minutest reference to our more subjective wanderings?
And where will this new found tryst with cold science lead us? Just asking...

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Silent Beauty, Macatbong

Silent Beauty, Macatbong
The pond is teeming with freshwater fish. The trees in the background are home to brightly colored avians and occasional migratory birds. Ramos Pond is Eden revisited !