Re: for the academics amongst us

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    On 09/04/01 10:41, Philip Jonkers said this-

    >``In science one tries to tell people,
    > in such a way as to be understood by everyone,
    > something that no one ever knew before.
    > But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.''

    One way to look at it, I suppose, but, IMHO, both science and poetry are
    attempts to explain, to the maximum number of people, different things.

    But both have requirements to be understood.

    It's just that some people like facts, and others like feelings.

    And some people like both.

    Wordsworth and Wilson.

    Chet Raymo, science reporter/columnist for the Boston Globe, is an echoer
    of my sentiment that both expressions of knowledge are equally
    understandable, and equally important.

    - Wade

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