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Frank Ippolito <[log in to unmask]>
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SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science Illustration- <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 11 Aug 2008 16:40:25 -0400
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you should really read the article to get a true sense at what this guy 
was going on about. he was criticizing science illustration for being 
unscientific and using a pop science cover illustration to support his 
contention. there were a few other jabs - one being a claim that digital 
tools somehow contributed to this supposed divergence. it was far less 
thought-out than your reply gives credit and was entirely off target. I 
recall it gave rise to quite a lively discussion on this list at the time.


> Try this one:
> art is to science as religion is to science.
> All can validly live together in the same world, but they are not the 
> same as each other and should not be put into competition with each 
> other nor should we attempt to interchange them.  Are we getting 
> somewhere?
> Joan
> On Aug 11, 2008, at 12:52 PM, Janet Wilkins wrote:
>> It's a critique that much of the science art that is published today 
>> is "divorced from science and science plausibility."


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