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The Dangers of Artists and Scientists Cuddling

Martin Kemp, emeritus professor in the history of art at the University of Oxford, is interviewed in The New Scientist about what artists and scientists can learn from each other, but he also warns against them cuddling –  in other words, being pleased and surprised that they actually get on,  without actually doing anything that changes the world in any positive or fundamental way. He also says that scientists can get carried away when they are given permission to break free from their scientific thinking. Interesting to ponder how this tendancy might be harnessed for good…


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