Arts and Sciences are meant to be studied together


The modern romantic notion that artists, musicians, and writers “just do it” is as big a myth as the idea that engineers, scientists, and doctors do not require inspiration and creativity to get their work done.

John Pavley, current CTO of The Huffington Post, and worked at Apple Computer, DoubleClick, Yahoo, LimeWire, and Spotify, recently expressed the inextricably linked nature of arts and sciences.  A painter needs to know the chemistry of each paint.  A painter may use geometry to design a piece.  The separation between arts and sciences is a contemporary thinking that has created some unfortunate consequences.  If we look back in time, we’d note that arts and sciences are meant to complement each other.  Look at Leonardo da Vinci, an artist, an engineer, a scholar of arts and sciences.

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