Quotation by Harvey Brooks

A more problematic example is the parallel between the increasingly abstract and insubstantial picture of the physical universe which modern physics has given us and the popularity of abstract and non-representational forms of art and poetry. In each case the representation of reality is increasingly removed from the picture which is immediately presented to us by our senses.
Harvey Brooks (b. 1915), U.S. educator, physicist. Originally published in Daedalus (Winter 1965). "Scientific Concepts and Cultural Change," Science and Culture, ed. Gerald Holton, Beacon (1967).
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