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Poetics of Science

Course Description:

During development of the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics, physicists became aware that their theories were not literal descriptions of reality. That reality as a "thing-in-itself" may be inaccessible. With this awareness, Niels Bohr claimed, "We must be clear that when it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry." And Einstein said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand…" Join us as we explore the role of the creative imagination in science.


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Wednesday, Nov. 6 *1:30 - 2:30pm* (1 session*)


Monterey Peninsula College, Lecture Forum 103


Arleen Tarantino is an adjunct professor at Monterey Peninsula College where she teaches Critical Thinking and College Composition. Her current studies focus on the confluence of linguistics, postmodernism and modern science.