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“The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible.” Einstein

Poetry and Science is an ezine emphasizing the multiple perspectives of poetry, science and technology.

Anthropomorphism 101

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I would rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach ten thousand stars how not to sing. -e. e. cummings

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Poets in the Rear View Mirror of Science: Review of Sequences and Pathogens

Sequences and Pathogens (Litmus, 2013)

Sequences and Pathogens: An Anthology of Poems and Reflections, edited by Dorothy Lehane and Elinor Cleghorn (Litmus Publishing, 2013). I was asking something which is the scientific equivalent of: Have you read a work of Shakespeare’s? That should sound familiar. It was CP Snow considering the response he received when he asked supposed experts in […]

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legal frameworks

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A good many times I have been present at gatherings of people who, by the standards of the traditional culture, are thought highly educated and who have with considerable gusto been expressing their incredulity at the illiteracy of scientists. Once or twice I have been provoked and have asked the company how many of them […]

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experiences of sense

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From the internal reality, by which I means the totality of psychological experiences, it [science] actually separates us. Art, for example, deals with many more aspects of this internal reality than does science, which confines itself deliberately and by convention to the study of one very limited class of experiences—the experiences of sense. Aldous Huxley […]

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massness

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Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In all this massness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. Carl Sagan

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