Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Science versus Art

I saw this quote in a session here at AGU today:
"Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else."

-- Donald Knuth
Knuth is a famously creative and eccentric computer scientist who wrote the classic 4-volume book The Art of Computer Programming, and developed the TeX word processing program that makes manuscripts and their equations look elegant and pretty.

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