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04-11-13, 10:10 AM
Who needs science? :rolleyes:

Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies.
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand, dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder, & what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? & what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain,
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp,
Dare its deadly terrors clasp!

When the stars threw down their spears
And water'd heaven with their tears:
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

Tyger Tyger burning bright,
In the forests of the night:
What immortal hand or eye,
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?
The Tyger ~ William Blake

04-11-13, 11:49 AM
Me! I love literature, art and music and I love science. Science is not the enemy it's our friend. 200 years ago the human life span was under 40, people died from ailments we now have no fear of.

Science is our friend,

Because we now depend,

On scientific studies,

That help us and our buddies.

Medicines for when we're sick,

And other kinds of ick,

We can now go get pills,

That cure us of our ills.


04-11-13, 12:05 PM

04-11-13, 12:40 PM
*peeks in*



04-11-13, 03:48 PM
I think it's tricky to attribute any thoughts to Blake without making a brave attempt at understanding his whole message. I don't think he was anti-science. (Though I don't think there's much doubt that he thought there was a particular mind-set among the scientists of his time that was harmful and wrong, and I think that same wrong & harmful mind-set is still strong today.)

Read the book William Blake by John Middleton Murry. (If you get through it, your medication seems to be working.) ;)

I think J.M.M. does a good job of showing and explaining Blake in a Blake-y sort of way.

04-11-13, 04:36 PM
Wonderful. Thanks for sharing.