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Art and science are complementary. Like our two cerebral hemispheres,
they synergistically enhance our intellect. Art relies on the analogical,
non-linear, backward reasoning of induction, while science relies on the
logical, linear, forward reasoning of deduction. Since logic requires both
induction and deduction, society requires both art and science. Just
imagine if we could somehow blend the artistic genius of Rembrandt and
Mozart, with the scientific genius of Einstein and Pasteur. Our problems
just might be solved.