The Synergy of Science and Creativity

For author and astronomer Melissa Dykhuis, art and science have been working together since the beginning of time, and God’s good creation is evidence of this.


@Kendel i think you’ll want to check this out. (We’re a couple of art junkies who like way more science than we have the background to fully appreciate; humanities folk in a strange land.). I was intrigued by this:

She now enjoys writing, music, artistic roller skating, and collaborating on asteroid research projects with the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, CO.

I no longer skate but I used to lace them up at skateboard parks as well as at Golden Gate park in San Francisco. In the Winter Olympics ice dancing I’m aways way more into the artistic ones than the acrobatics (unless that fits the vibe).

Especially check out Dancing with Mom.

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Thank you, Mark!
Yeah. I feel like I am always a bit “schief” around here.
I watched, what I understand to be, one of the most important science fiction films ever, Solaris recently. It’s a seriously thought-provoking movie, and I”m glad I will be able to watch it again and review. Inappropriately, however, I was so taken aback by the shawl at 00:38:19 (I think that’s right), I could hardly breathe, still find it hard to just thinking about it. I can spend an hour telling you about that shawl and why it’s important in the movie, as well as background of the type of shawl, the materials, how it is constructed and describe the stitch patterns (with names), demonstrate how to do them, and give you a tour of books I have that will tell you even more. I can even show you a sample of the type that a friend brought me. And then we can move on to other culturally grounding as well as propagandistic elements of the film and more. All because of a shawl in a science fiction film.
I’d also be thrilled to interpret Krisa’s pink crocheted dress and Hari’s crocheted shawl as well. They are significant.
I look forward to the article. Thanks!

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
― Albert Einstein

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”
― Albert Einstein


Imagination is essential to science if for no other reason than the need to conceive of hypotheses. Does anyone really think rationality alone can turn out what is needed? Sometimes you hear people question the fairness of scientists for not considering all the ones that matter to anyone whatsoever as if science existed to work through all comers with no triage process at all.

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