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Why Do Scientists Seem So Obsessed With Beauty?
"Scientists have mused on beauty at least since Pythagoras proposed that the heavens conform to the same orderly proportions as musical sounds. But some kinds of science have in recent times presented a public face that seems to be turned toward beauty 24/7. ... It seems that the more theoretical and expensive the science, the more they talk about beauty." (Exhibit A: the Higgs boson.)
The Globe and Mail (Canada) 03/21/13
Posted March 22, 2013 12:47 AM
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