- By Student
- Wed,01 Nov 2023
FAVOUR Why does the Sun turn pink at sunset, because of Releigh scattering, and not because it is blushing. Greetings to the House, Love of art often leaves us pondering the mysteries of life but love of science gives us answers to the mysteries of the universe. There was a band based in New York in the 70s, King Harvest, known for the classic hit 'dancing in the moonlight', I say why dance in the moonlight when you can dance on the moon itself. A Scientist discoveres something that exists, a scientist shares the beauty of something eternal in nature, something much larger than oneself and with respect to Immortality, scientist can have a piece of immortality, however small it might be. An artist lends himself to non utilitarian matters, but the outcome of scientific labour affects generations to come. Take the case of film Avatar with its total budget of 2400 crores, the movie indeed is a great artistic work, but our chandrayaan 3 mission with 600 crores budget, 1/4 the budget of the film, has made greater contribution to the world. When in 1954, Salk Edward Jones, produced the first polio vaccine someone asked him who owned the patent, he replied _ the people, could you patent the sun. The work of science belongs to the community but an artist work has highly personal over tones. If you have a plumbing emergency at 3:00 a.m. rather than fixing a leaky faucet within abstract painting you'd rely on someone who understands fluid dynamics. Artist works are subjective with highly personal over tones. Can't you see Dear Opponents, problems in art are intended eternally to be without a solution and the whole point is the think more and more. Also the nature of problems remains the same for an artist for example how to present a subject on a piece of canvas, but scientist can solve one problem and move to the next giving himself a progressive character. All experiments are experience with lessons, even when they don't go as planned. Learning from failure is not just a lesson for a laboratory, it is one of the highest virtues of life, to put it in the words of Edison_ I have not failed, I have just found 10000 ways that won't work. On a starry night when an artist looks up he can only see the stars twinkling against the black backdrop, but a man of science sees armed with the principles of physics and nuclear fission sees the cosmic dance, sees light that's travelled for millions of years, sees the planets the nebular, the supernovas and so much more. The dimensions to appreciate beauty grow multifold. Dear Friends, reality is better than dreams, fascinated by ufos and aliens are you? Kepler researchers have found tens of billions of potentially life friendly planets, why indulge your fancy in books and films, wish to communicate with the extra terrestrial intelligence, math and physics equations are your best bet. My opponents who claim permanence in art, need view the contemporary scene, love of science acquires for human kind the practical, the useful and the omnipresent, whereas artistic output in today's time is merely a frosting on the cake. Thank you, I rest my case.