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> "Wade T.Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org> "Memetics Discussion List" <email@example.com>Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>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
>Science and art are joined at the hip.
Yes, but a sculpture only has to look aesthetically pleasing; a machine (Rube Goldberg sometimes excepted, and his machines were works of art) has to perform a specific function (and may or may not look kewl in the bargain).
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