I think the arts and sciences are fundamentally at odds. To one degree or another ever since myths were first created, the arts have been concerned with creating visions that could be shared by people at large and thus help promote a common understanding of reality. Science, OTOH, is concerned with nailing down objective specifics with great precision and rapidly leaves the average person in the dust. It's a great mechanism for teaching us more and more about less and less, being driven by ever greater specialization that results in tremendous technical achievements that are incomprehensible to all but specialists, leaving most people -- in search of existential, not technical, insights into the nature of things -- alienated and lost. The arts connote; the sciences denote; never the twain shall meet.
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