Monday, July 2, 2012

About it All, Part 8

"I don't know what the value of modern art is. I mean either way. But Mr. Khrushhev visited such a place [exhibiting modern art], and Mr. Khrushchev decided that it looked as if this painting were painted by the tail of a jackass. My comment is, he should know."

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"But it is not scientific to not adopt a 50-50 approach--that is, to not understand what there is in the world in order to modify things; that is, to be blind in order to maintain ignorance."

-- From The Meaning of It All Thoughts of a Citizen Scientist, by Richard P. Feynman, Basic Books, New York, 1998, pg. 55.

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