[Histonet] Art vs Science

Wiese, Jason VHAROS Jason.Wiese <@t> va.gov
Mon Feb 5 10:54:35 CST 2007

I agree... all it takes to be a great scientist is a sharp mind and an
analytical personality.  To be an artist requires a passion for what you

I don't think anyone was slamming you by calling you an artist.  Rather,
it was obvious to them, you take pride in your work.  We are artists in
the sense we become more skilled with time.  We are artists in the sense
not everyone can do what we do to the same degree of excellence.  

My 2 cents...


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At 10:12 AM -0500 2/5/07, Pat Flannery wrote:
>Personally, I can think of no greater compliment to a scientist than 
>that his or her work is beautiful.

Whenever I have made that comment, I have meant it as a compliment. I 
would certainly rather be considered an artist than a scientist, 
better both.

But, 'art' implies creativity, and while I encourage creativity in my 
technicians and in myself, the #$%@ bureaucraps and regulators do 
everything in their power to stamp it out. They are the priests of 

Of course all of this is meaningless unless we understand 'art' and 
'science' in the same way as individuals.

Bill Blank, MD
Heartland Lab

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