A world without art also would be a world without science. The creative arts are the defining dimension that has identified our humanity since cave walls provided the canvas for the first hand print and the first depictions of bison and woolly mammoths. From our desire to depict and re-create the world with our unique human touch, we also developed the scientific eye to record the details captured through our observations of nature. This experience of data collection we know as empiricism. As an artist looks back on a portfolio for indications of growth and insight, so too does the scientist look back over data and experiments to note change or test hypotheses. Both art and science require inspiration to question, explore, and risk failure. Both science and art depend on the heuristic nature of investigations that lead to discovery. Thus, from an artistic mind, today's sciences were born.


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