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Do you think science can be romantic?

Asked by quark (24points) February 16th, 2010

I find some scientific facts incredibly romantic…like hawings radiation, quantum entanglement, or the fact that we are made of star dust. How abot you?

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phoebusg's avatar

Carbon, the love that binds us – organic life together.

sakura's avatar

If it’s chemistry I think so!!

wundayatta's avatar

Isn’t romance a part of biology? I mean, something that biologists study?

The_Idler's avatar

The facts aren’t romantic, but your relationship with them is.

Cruiser's avatar

Yes, up until I start to consider that I share the same atomic structure of some of the scumbags on this earth then the concept loses some of it’s romance for me.

The_Idler's avatar

Now, maths is beautiful.

LostInParadise's avatar

I have mixed feeelings. Yes there are aspsects of science and math that are very beautiful, but there is a part of me that longs for the childlike anthropomorphic view of the universe.

iphigeneia's avatar

My science teacher always said that a labcoat can be a wedding dress, you just need to add a veil.

toomuchcoffee911's avatar

Of course, just look at

Dog's avatar

When my now-spouse and I first met we spent hours discussing science and subjects such as metal fatigue on aircraft. It really was one of the things we found that excited us. Science is like exploring a new world- molecules, atoms things that happen all around us that most never even give thought to are amazing to think about and discuss.

So in our case science, biology, physics and chemistry are romantic topics even though neither of us work in those fields. Science rocks!

candide's avatar

absolutely – if it could not be romantic, there would never have been such great minds driving it!

gasman's avatar

To quote physicist Richard Feynman (again):

What men are poets who can speak of Jupiter if he were a man, but if he is an immense spinning sphere of methane and ammonia must be silent?

Feynman felt that a deep scientific understanding should enhance—not diminish—our appreciation of the beauty of nature.

nikipedia's avatar

A man once told me he wanted to violate the Pauli exclusion principle with me.

CMaz's avatar

Science is sexy.

Space sucks. It sucks very well. ;-)

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ChazMaz -That’s not what Cap’n Crunch said..or was it Kirk?

CMaz's avatar

I think they both have experienced some sucking.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

What about Captain Fukard?lol!

CMaz's avatar

You are a Coo Coo for Coco puffs woman! LOL

ucme's avatar

Buddy Love did okay.Kind of.

NoCatharsis's avatar

My first year of college, my roommate and I argued ad nauseum over the inherent beauty of man-made art vs. natural math/sciences. My degree is in engineering, so you can probably guess which side I was on. I think romance is directly tied to beauty, to answer your question, and the fact that everything in physics and math (which are one in the same as far as I’m concerned) just works.

If something doesn’t work, then you can only blame your research – not the world.

LostInParadise's avatar

Do not all charms fly
At the mere touch of cold philosophy?
There was an awful rainbow once in heaven:
We know her woof, her texture; she is given
In the dull catalogue of common things.
Philosophy will clip an Angel’s wings,
Conquer all mysteries by rule and line,
Empty the haunted air, and gnomed mine
Unweave a rainbow.
— John Keats

The_Idler's avatar

Do not all bards try
To exaggerate the importance of their art?
There was a romantic wordsmith once in Albion:
We know his works, his efforts are marathon.
Regrettably though, he did once suppose
that analytical thought must harshly compose
blunt and dreary views of all Nature’s grandeurs;
alas, he knew not of this world, mine and yours.
He was not a scientist.
—The Idler

LostInParadise's avatar

Very nice parody. You seem to have a bit of the poet in you.
lurve sent your way, though I do not completely agree.

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