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We can only create one association at a time. Each is voluntary, each is individual. Why waste time and effort building opponent associations?
-- Kilgore Forelle
or The Trout Truth, or kilgore was here.
Shuzan held out his short staff and said, “If you call this a short staff, you oppose its reality. If you do not call it a short staff, you ignore the fact. Now what do you wish to call this?” -- The Buddhaful Tao, Some Great KoansLet me paraphrase this, if you call this wooden object a thing only related to its current use then you have to ignore all the other truths about its multilayered reality. But if you don't call it a name by way of recognizing its current use, you forget why it exists, at present in its current form. So, when we refer to science we refer to some vast field of endeavor with multitudinous and separate rule bases, not a static entity. If we refuse to label a scientist as such, we ignore the right of any human being to label herself as such. And we expose ourselves to the risk that this "scientist" may in fact know enough to state a truth that might change our lives profoundly. I myself am a scientist, a computer scientist. But does that mean I am fluent in marine biology? It should only mean that I am conversant with Bayesian logic operations, combinatorics, numerical analysis, conversion of digital code to decimal code, hexidecimal code,octal code, structured programming, and directly related fields. Do I know how to set up my family members' home computers? No, probably. Furthermore, by virtue of being a scientist to I get to join a consensus in any other or all fields scientific? No, definitely
"art" (noun) -- early 13c., "skill as a result of learning or practice," from Old French art (10c.), from Latin artem (nominative ars) "work of art; practical skill; a business, craft," from PIE *ar(ə)-ti- (source also of Sanskrit rtih "manner, mode;" Greek artizein "to prepare"), suffixed form of root *ar- "to fit together." Etymologically akin to Latin arma "weapons."I take "art" in its earlier senses to mean the putting into effect of the knowledge gained from experience and inspiration.
In Middle English usually with a sense of "skill in scholarship and learning" (c. 1300), especially in the seven sciences, or liberal arts. This sense remains in Bachelor of Arts, etc. Meaning "human workmanship" (as opposed to nature) is from late 14c. Meaning "system of rules and traditions for performing certain actions" is from late 15c. Sense of "skill in cunning and trickery" first attested late 16c. (the sense in artful, artless). Meaning "skill in creative arts" is first recorded 1610s; especially of painting, sculpture, etc., from 1660s.
Supreme art is a traditional statement of certain heroic and religious truths, passed on from age to age, modified by individual genius, but never abandoned. The revolt of individualism came because the tradition had become degraded, or rather because a spurious copy had been accepted in its stead. [William Butler Yeats]Expression art for art's sake (1824) translates French l'art pour l'art. First record of art critic is from 1847. Arts and crafts "decorative design and handcraft" first attested in the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, founded in London, 1888.