Poetic Theories: Can scientists learn from poets?

Institute of Art and Ideas video debate.

According to Richard Dawkins 'Science is poetic, ought to be poetic and has much to learn from poets'. Can poetry really contribute to the progress of science or is the poet's eye 'in fine frenzy rolling' no more than an imaginative flourish?

Mathematician and game theorist Ken Binmore, moral philosopher Mary Midgley, and award-winning poet, novelist and great-great granddaughter of Charles Darwin Ruth Padel, examine the nature of science and art.

http://iai.tv/video/poetic-theories

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