Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than for August 25, 2014

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    randayn  over 9 years ago


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    Olddog1  over 9 years ago

    Feynman is definitely missed.

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    ee1958  over 9 years ago

    This should be made into a poster for high school science and art classes. Fantastic design! And a terrific quote.

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    Sister Joan  over 9 years ago

    why are they repeats lately, doesn’t he have anything new?

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    Darwinskeeper  over 9 years ago

    If you want to get perverse, you can think of flowers as the plant’s genitalia, they serve a similar purpose in the plant’s reproductive system with a little help of some bees and other pollinating insects.

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    mr_sherman Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Actually, an artist that only sees the aesthetics of an object is a pretty vain person and probably not a very good artist at all. I don’t know of any real artists that don’t acknowledge the wonder of the intricacy of it all and knows that makes it even more beautiful.

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    scaeva Premium Member over 9 years ago

    I agree that this should be a poster in every science and art class—in the few places they are still taught. I use “taught” in the true sense: taught = thought.

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    topbunk  over 9 years ago

    Mr. Feynman’s lectures are remarkable.

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    hippogriff  over 9 years ago

    I liked the story of his finding a gap in the fence at Oak Ridge. Rather than reporting it, he signed out, crawled back in through the gap, and continued until they noticed the discrepancy.

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    slsharris  over 9 years ago

    Did you know that several species of goldenrod that coexist in an environment time the release of fragrance and pollen at different times of the day in order that they are noncompetitive for pollinating insects? I’m an artist, a horticulturist/landscape designer, and a technical writer — art and science are NEVER mutually exclusive except for those who don’t have the smarts to handle all of the information…

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    chromosome Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Nice infographic!

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    hippogriff  over 9 years ago

    Night-Gaunt49: Amen! I like to quote C.P. Snow (Churchill’s science adviser in WW-II): “Science and the humanities have drifted apart so that neither can understand the other. As a result, we have humanities with no basis in reality, and science without morals.” The Two Cultures, 1947..As BA and MS in interdisciplinary studies, I can translate between them, but no one in either seems to recognize the need. A few academic organizations and movements have tried to discuss issues, but at the citizen level, it is going from separate and apathetic, to openly hostile.

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    nawsa Premium Member over 9 years ago

    The putting together part is where the human brain surpasses computers. Or should. I’m not sure it can be taught though. Perhaps suggested.

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    dhleaky  over 9 years ago

    As an example of how a real artist understands what knowledge is needed to portray beauty, always read Liberty Meadows in GoComics.. Frank Cho understands the inside of living entities better than most “science” instructors ever will..

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    popomatic  over 9 years ago

    It does take away from the beauty when you dissect something so much that you miss the true enjoyment of it all. Sometimes the best way to enjoy something is to simply look and listen to it.

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    OneDayAtATime  over 5 years ago

    That’s silly. Did you not even read the cartoon?

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