Re: A Question for Wade

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Date: Mon Nov 26 2001 - 01:13:09 GMT

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    Hi Joe Dees -

    >Science is less memetic than art, for it is dependent upon empirical
    >properties for its functioning; it must possess that which art may do
    >without - utility.

    There is a utility to art that is paramount- it must be understood on
    some level. That there are empirical properties to art is obviously
    evident. That there are processes that must be followed, since all
    plastic arts involve the manipulation of physical materials, and
    literature and music the manipulation of words and sounds, is also
    evident, as Aristotle remarked, so long ago.

    To say that art can do without utility is, well, biased, if not straight
    up wrong.

    Science and art are joined at the hip.

    - Wade

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