emmy sounds like an sjw fantasy. im going to google her and try to get the truthGuest-4 wrote: ↑3 weeks ago Science is a lot like art. It emerges from our desire to see and to seek and to create beauty in the world, and to understand it. It is a labour of love. Beauty is something that mathematicians and physicists talk about when they discover new relations, and they implicitly assume that better solutions are more likely to be elegant.
The same thing that most sets our sense of beauty when looking at faces - symmetry - is what motivates physicists and other scientists in understanding the world. Emmy Noether is considered one of the greatest physicists of the 20th century due to her brilliant work linking conservation laws to symmetries. Every conservation law in the universe is associated with a symmetry and vice versa. For example, the conservation of energy is due to the symmetry between the past and future.
I've never gotten the opportunity to see God, unfortunately. But one of my closest moments was when I went through and somehow understood the derivation of the Klein-Gordon equation. I was actually paying attention that week, when a professor showed us what happens when you merge quantum mechanics with special relativity. The Schroedinger equation (as in Schroedinger's cat) becomes the Klein-Gordon equation when you add a term for mass-energy equivalence and make the whole thing Lorentz-invariant. From the Klein Gordon equation we can then predict the existence of positively charged electrons as being equivalent to normal electrons travelling back in time. A few years later, the positron was discovered. I was in awe.
The other way to understand that art and science go together - the easier way - is to just look at history. For the most part, the societies that produce great art also produce great science and vice versa. Ancient Greece, Italy during the Renaissance, and Germany in the period 1850-1930, are three great examples. They both emerge from cultures where ideas can mix, where good ideas rise to the top, and where people are given the liberty to think. They produced both great art, great science, and great philosophy.
Part of that is due to the behavior of rich people. I have visited the palace of Florence. It's magnificent, and it used to house the Medici family. There's a room in there called the school of the world. At one point, old Leonardo Da Vinci and young Michaelangelo were working side by side. I heard that story, felt shivers, and almost cried. I wondered what they said to each other? Today, things work differently. Today's equivalents to the Medici such as Jeff Bezos, the Walton family, Peter Thiel, etc are into buying expensive homes, yachts, private jets, etc. If they find scientists, it is to reward already successful scientists, rather than to give a space to young talent as the Medici family did with Michaelangelo.
The United States is now in a period of decline and thus we are seeing symptoms. The quality of the science has dropped, it takes longer and longer to build new telescopes and new particle accelerators, the US can't even build fucking 5G, the F35 and the Boeing 737 Max can't fly safely, and a coronavirus vaccine might actually come from other countries. I am not knowledgeable enough to say if art as a whole is declining. I think that movies are declining, with a lot of the population only watching Marvel and Star Wars movies, with their cookie cutter narratives, repetitive plots, simplistic characters, unimaginative action scenes, Benneton-style diversity, corny jokes, and subtext-free dialogue. The best movies are made by non-Americans, with Netflix being the only American studio that still consistently values screenwriting. I don't know if the same is true of architecture, paintings, music, and novels.
shivered and cried at that story of da vinci and michelangelo? you sound like you're putting on a air of being all civilized and cultured lol. sounds like a story
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i sympathize with your beliefs, at least the motivations behind them. come on You even said yourself I was one of the few you liked here. I just think you go too far.
and I apologize for the insults I was just curious how you would react