Re: Russ Allison/art vs science

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Date:Thu, 15 Apr 1999 20:58:42 -0400
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"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable
from magic."  
	Arthur C. Clarke, "The Lost Worlds of 2001"

In a similar vein:

"Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men
mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and
religion is weak, men mistake medicine for magic."  
	Thomas Szasz, "The Second Sin"

Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI

"Saby, Joseph" wrote:
> Gayle-
> Who was it that said  (a poor paraphrase) that any sufficiently advanced
> technology would appear as magic to the uninitiated?
> Joe Saby, BA HT
> Parke-Davis, Ann Arbor, MI
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gayle Callis []
> Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 1999 3:13 PM
> To:
> Subject: Russ Allison/art vs science
> I put my vote with Russ Allison on science versus art in the world of
> histotechnology, also his liking of both areas.  I still prefer to
> scientifically analyze what is happening, going wrong, how to change,
> whys, wherefores and how to's mechanically, skillfully and chemically
> of histotechnology.
> Histotechnology is my science, and my art is at home (acrylics, watercolors,
> brushes, paper and art books).  I view and do them as separate entities.
> Long ago, I found the comment that what I did in histo was "magic". PSHAW!
> This offended me, as there is nothing magic about what I do or did,
> unless I could wave a magic wand and make the commentator turn into a
> huge slimy green toad and disappear!
> Scientifically yours,
> Gayle Callis

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