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I understand your point regarding the value of making certain distinctions
between art and science (although, it seems to me that "science" is moving
away from viewing itself in such rigid terms, and I agree with how you
explain some of those distinctions...I think. However, this conversation
began when you (or someone on this list) took the position that, in regard to
curriculum integration we should "remember what room we are in" or words to
that effect. While laying out how science and art are different, we might
want to see where they overlap, converge, meet and reinforce each other.
Both, for example, serve to uncover a portion of the world formerly hidden, a
truth (if that be a useful notion) formerly unknown. Creating distinctions
can be useful. Seeing only distinctions simply justifies the existence of