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The main argument of this essay is that the sciences needs the arts in order to explain the complexities of science.

I believe this is a debatable topic and this essay is extremely well written and has some powerful points in it, but I am still not fully on board. I think that this passage was a step in the right direction for me, but pointed me more towards the collisions psychology and sciences rather than art and science. I found most of the points in this essay to intrigue my mind more towards this relationship than towards arts plus science. I really liked a lot of the references though, it made the passage relatable for me since I have learned about a lot of this in classes, but I think the method t0 connect arts to sciences is to initiate imagination into students minds and teach them about the relationships involved in past scientists to initiate creativity.

To gloss the text, I found the following words that I looked up online to get definitions.

Uncertainty Principle- the position and the velocity of an object cannot both be measured exactly, at the same time, even in theory.

Bridging principle- the neural even that would explain how the activity of our braun cells create the subjective experience of consciousness

reductionism- the practice of analyzing and describing a complex phenomenon in terms of phenomena that are held to represent a simpler or more fundamental level, especially when this is said to provide a sufficient explanation.

synapse- a junction between two nerve cells, consisting of a minute gap across which impulses pass by diffusion of a neurotransmitter.

epiphenomenon- a secondary effect or byproduct that arises from but does not causally influence a process, in particular.

holistic perspective- that we are interested in engaging and developing the whole person. You can think of this as different levels, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. It’s the concept that the human being is multi-dimensional. We have conscious and unconscious aspects, rational and irrational aspects.

paradigm- a typical example or pattern of something; a model

qualia- the internal and subjective component of sense perceptions, arising from stimulation of the senses by phenomena.

soliloquies- an act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers, especially by a character in a play.

The role Bohr played in this article is by relating metaphors to science and how his model of the electron/atom changed when he became interested in cubism art. Alexander Calder played a role in the same process but in a different way. His art that is shown in this article shows the ideas of the art he did and how this can change the perspective of a scientist.

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