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It’s a brilliant day here in my corner of Pennsylvania.
We had a little snow yesterday, not enough to matter, and the sky was cloudy all day. But today things have cleared, the sky is that wonderful winter blue, and best of all? It’s going to get up to 40º above zero! Yay! It will feel like spring!
On a totally different plane, today Google is honoring Har Gobind Khorana, the man who figured out all about our DNA. That’s a different kind of brilliance. I’ve always wished I had a science/math mind, but I just don’t. Give me a string of words to remember 20 minutes later, and I’ll have them all. Give me a phone number and it leaks out the opposite ear just about as soon as it goes into the other.
I can’t do math in my head unless it’s only three or four figures, like 36 plus 43. I have to think about it, but I can do it.
So I have great admiration for people like Khorana, who can hold all the intricacies of science in their brains and connect them all together. I respect that, and they have contributed immense amounts of valuable information to our world.
You know what, though? I wish all the math/science people had as much respect for MY kind of contributions as I do for theirs. Language, grammar, literature, poetry, history, the study of the human mind (non-scientific–more on the philosophical plane) are also invaluable contributions.
Of course, not all the science/math people look askance at the rest of us. In fact, many of them also excel in musical pursuits, just for example. Think what a drab world it would be without the mathematics of music, or of art.
But right now I need to go to work and struggle with the intricacies of the human thinking process, so off I go.
I hope you all have a BRILLIANT day 🙂