Sunday, August 25, 2013

Nine Things Writers Can Learn from (ahem) Science

At Ploughshares, Tasha Golden tells us Nine Things Writers Can Learn from (ahem) Science.

Now, if I were picking one thing that writers (and everybody) could learn from science, I'd say it is that
It's a big world out there-- a big universe-- but there is simplicity hidden inside apparent complexity, and complexity evolving out from apparent simplicity.

And, maybe after that,
And no matter how much you learn, there's always more.

But Tasha has some other advice. Check it out!


1 comment:

Geoffrey A. Landis said...

On the other hand, here's what the American Scholar says: "Science v. Poetry: Worlds apart, and yet alike in many ways
"They are old enemies, or else they are old lovers. The poet Albert Goldbarth writes, “Perhaps the arts and the sciences have never slept together without one eye kept warily open.” However warily, though, they have slept together. There are points of connection, even intimacy...."


The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau