Symbiosis: Metaphors & Ambiguity LO11340
Sat, 07 Dec 1996 08:46:01 -0800

Replying to "Symbiosis in LOs LO11294"

Durval writes, "Could we say that a scientist is a person who is
productive within an existing metaphor, while a poet is one who builds his
own metaphors? Maybe great scientists have a poetic side and great poets
have a scientific side..."

I have always believed that ambiguity is an essential element of art.
Scientists, it seems, eschew ambiguity, while artists embrace it.

Robert Ingram


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