Re: This scientist's verse

From: Jay Willingham (jaywillingham@cfl.rr.com)
Date: Sun Oct 20 2002 - 11:02:01 EDT

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    Burgy,
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    The division of knowledge into different disciplines is perhaps somewhat
    artificial, with a purpose rooted in convenience rather than reality, as
    knowledge of all things seen and unseen is a seamless web of interrelated
    facts and proofs.

    I see analogies in the law and medicine, where specialist practitioners
    regularly do damage by acting according to the dictates of their specific
    area of expertise, while being unaware or ignorant of the effects their act
    has on matters or conditions outside of their particular focus.

    A rather blunt metaphor for this could be in Tom Lehrer's song about the
    bomb, in which he quotes Werner von Braun as saying of the blitz and the
    ICBM, "That's not my department."

    Just a few random thoughts...

    Jay Willingham, Esq.
    Central Florida

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "John Burgeson" <hoss_radbourne@hotmail.com>
    To: <jaywillingham@cfl.rr.com>; <asa@calvin.edu>
    Sent: Friday, October 18, 2002 1:54 PM
    Subject: Re: Fw: This scientist's verse

    >
    > > So anything lauding knowledge or getting knowledge would seem to apply
    to
    > >science.
    > >
    > >
    > > Psalm 19
    > >
    > > For the director of music. A psalm of David.
    > >
    > > 1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
    > > the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
    > > 2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
    > > night after night they display knowledge.
    > > 3 There is no speech or language
    > > where their voice is not heard. [1]
    > > 4 Their voice [2] goes out into all the earth,
    > > their words to the ends of the world.
    > >
    > >
    >
    > I'm going to use those above. The others seems (to me) to be speaking of
    > knowledge and wisdom which are attainable
    > through other disciplines as well as science.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >
    > Burgy
    >
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