MSR C.P. Snow, The Two Cultures and others

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MSR Lecture Notes April 29, 2010 C.P. Snow, The Two Cultures and Other Famous Commentaries on Science I. C.P. Snow, The Two Cultures (1959 lecture, then book) A. Science and humanism make up “two cultures” 1. Culture of science is to understand, control, and predict behavior of atoms, humans and societies 2. Culture of humanism not objective study, but focus on emotion/feeling, joy and sorrow; art and music; expression of human potential and capacity: satisfaction, faith, spirituality B. European educational system built around two cultures; wherever Britain and France influenced it (including colonies), students take test; if they pass, they are placed in either humanities or sciences C. C.P. Snow’s solution, to educate people in the sciences with humanism, and those in humanities with science (G.E. credits – balance and integration of ideas) II. Jacque Monod, 1965 Nobel Prize in Medicine/Physiology, agreed with Snow “The traditional concepts which provided the ethical foundation of human societies
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