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Posted: 22 September 2011 02:22 AM   [ Ignore ]
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What is the difference between art and science?

I submit, for y’all’s consideration that art deals with emotions and science deals with reason.taylormade burner 2.0

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Posted: 22 September 2011 06:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I don’t know.  I got a great deal of emotional pleasure as a kid, formulating fireworks and various other chemical materials.  And, as an adult I was happy when something I formulated in my company was successful. 

I can’t speak about art from experience, but it would seem to me that many composers designed their works using quite a bit of reason. 

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Posted: 22 September 2011 06:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Yes, art is full of reason. Originally, art used to be mainly about beauty (not quite an emotion), but now it seems to be more about “meaning”, as in, “what does this piece mean?” And that is a question of reason. Impressionistic art does seem to be solely for emotional purposes, if I understand it correctly.

Scientists study emotion sometimes. That’s all I got smile

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Posted: 22 September 2011 06:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Science doesn’t “deal” with reason, but it needs reason to be effectively done.  Science is about investigating the material world, Art is harder to define or explain, but it appears to be about expressing something.  The definition of art is somewhat vague it seems.

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Posted: 24 September 2011 09:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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dfdgfg - 22 September 2011 02:22 AM

Hello!

What is the difference between art and science?

I submit, for y’all’s consideration that art deals with emotions and science deals with reason.

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Regards,

There are the people who actually advance science and there are people who just claim to understand the results produced by the people who advance science.  I suspect those who actually make the advances have emotions tempered by reason and the pretenders are limited to reason.  The majority of “scientists” are in the second category though. 

Art does not be tempered by reason so much.  Reason may even get in the way.

Relativity seems pretty unreasonable to me actually.

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Posted: 24 September 2011 04:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Sorry, Traveler, Catherin was a spammer so she’s gone.

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Posted: 24 September 2011 04:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Occam. - 24 September 2011 04:08 PM

Sorry, Traveler, Catherin was a spammer so she’s gone.

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I suspected that, but she was a strange one.  LOL

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Posted: 24 September 2011 05:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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traveler - 24 September 2011 04:49 PM
Occam. - 24 September 2011 04:08 PM

Sorry, Traveler, Catherin was a spammer so she’s gone.

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I suspected that, but she was a strange one.  LOL

Yes, she was a woman and a good looking one, too. A strange thing on this forum.  grin

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Posted: 26 September 2011 10:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I don’t know, George.  It could be that the picture wasn’t of the spammer, but chosen to elicit responses similar to yours as another way of hiding the spam.

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Posted: 26 September 2011 10:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Yes, Occam, I know.

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Posted: 28 September 2011 07:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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dfdgfg - 22 September 2011 02:22 AM

What is the difference between art and science?

I have come to the end of my months-long journey trying to figure out what art is, so I thought I would add my conclusion in this thread. I believe that art is an enjoyment derived from the detection of patterns (with perhaps some caveats when it comes to abstract art). Basically, it is an “ice cream” for our mind. We evolved to like sugar and fat, and ice cream is the concentrated dose of these two flavours. Art is, then, the concentrated dose of patterns, based on things like sounds, visuals or aspects related to socializing (e.g., novels). There is obviously a very good evolutionary reason why we should feel rewarded upon detecting a patter in nature and what art does is to create artificial patterns in order for us to enjoy the reward from detecting it.

Science is different. Very different. Where art responds to human preferences of detecting patters, science rejects most of our tastes and preferences (except for curiosity) when trying to discover the truth. It’s a difficult task, but judging by the hunger for curiosity and awe of our species and the success of science being able to satisfy our curiosity along with its contribution of providing practical benefits to our everyday lives, I believe we’ll all one day accept that it is the only way ahead.

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Posted: 28 September 2011 07:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I would add, science is predictive. Art is reflective.

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Posted: 28 September 2011 12:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Art is an endeavor intended to evoke an emotional reaction.

Science is the search for truth.

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