MONDAY 2/17 POST ON C.P. SNOW AND MORE BY LUKE WANDEN

Snow’s essay provides a thoughtful insight into the parallels between that of literary intellectuals and a scientist, especially when thinking philosophically. This is done by creating an argument around the idea of scientists versus non-scientists. Also addressed is the stereotypes people have about scientists. Snow states most view scientists as “bold and brash” which is most usually the opposite of the reserved individual. Another important confliction is the false narrative scientists cannot have a religious worldview, however Snow feels the most contempt in life are the religious whether factually correct or not. Another distinction between human and scientist is the vulnerability of obsolescence and dying before making an impact on the world. Scientists are less likely to fall into this trap as they are “very intelligent” and constantly create new concepts from a realm of scientific “culture.” A question I have is where do we find this distinction between scientist and regular human? Is there a defining line or attribute we should be looking for not mentioned in the text, rethinking our educational horizons is a positive, however we should be looked upon as being inherently similar in thinking not distinct due to our common humanity. 

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