The pursuit of science for art’s sake

Urdu poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz rejected the notion of "art for art's sake." The leftist revolutionary used poetry for political influence toward Pakistani nationalism, humanism, and love poems.What's the point of science? Aesthetic, utility, personal fulfillment plague our rhetoric as we search for knowledge. But a purpose is just a purpose till its probed further. … Continue reading The pursuit of science for art’s sake

Journalists in a post-society and returning to untruth

Jonathan Jones asks if anyone cares about Van Gogh's drawings in a post-truth world.Post-truth, post-9/11, postmodern, post-industrial, post-everything in our post-society.Who do we trust anymore? In a whirlwind of upsets, unpredictability, and unsettlement, the world is at edge in post-truth. At least Oxford Dictionary's "post-truth" as the word of the year was no surprise. But the … Continue reading Journalists in a post-society and returning to untruth