Girl with blue eyes smiling portrait in a wool koala TopShop hat.
The following is from the book I’m reading:
Richard P. Feynman ‘The Pleasure of finding things out’
“I have a friend wo’s an artist and he’s sometimes taken a view which I don’t agree with very well. He’ll hold up a flower and say, ‘Look how beautiful it is,’ and I’ll agree, I think. And he says -’ you see, I as an artist can see how beautiful this is, but you as a scientist, oh, take this all apart and it becomes dull thing.’ And I think that he’s kind of nutty. First of all, the beauty that he sees is available to other people and to me too, I believe, although I might not be quite as refined aesthetically as he is; but I can appreciate the beauty of a flower. At the same time I see much more about the flower than he sees. I can imagine the cells in there, the complicated actions inside which also have a beauty. I mean it’s not just beauty at this dimension of one centimeter, there is also beauty at a smaller dimension, the inner structure. Also the processes, the fact that the colors in the flower evolved in order to attract insects to pollinate it is interesting- it means that insects can see the color. It adds a question: Does this aesthetic sense also exist in the lower forms? Why is it aesthetic? “
I think this man was a genius! rd, 20110502