On William Blake's "Newton"

October 23, 2014 6:37 PM

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"Philosophy will clip an Angel's wings Conquer all mysteries by rule and line, Empty the haunted air, and gnomed mine -- Unweave a rainbow..."

In my humble opinion, the views of both Blake and Keats were grossly misguided. Scientists are not blind to the beauty of the world. When I see an image such as the one taken by the Hubble Space Telescope that was dubbed "The Rose" (Figure 3), I believe that I am as capable to appreciate its exquisi...

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