I came across this excerpt in Ernst Haeckel’s ‘Art Forms in Nature’ (Prestel Publishing Ltd.) p.17-18 (Olaf Breidbach—Brief Instructions to Viewing Haeckel’s Pictures). It is a question I have in my head all the time, when did we as a species lose contact? Perhaps this is a clue to that question.
By these means Haeckel provided a picture of nature’s entirety, which contemporary physics seemed to lose sight of in it’s formal operations. Contemporary scientists did not strive to gain an overall picture of the world; quite the opposite, they increasingly lost such a view. They were dependent on recording their findings in formulas and on abstraction, which led them to lose sight of the whole of “nature.” A formula is substantiated in and by it’s mathematical and logical soundness. From it, conclusions are drawn, which lead to conclusive experiments. This enables test to be devised, allowing statements to be made on the value of a formula. If their validity is proven, further physical postulates can be constructed by means of logical derivation. However, a physics that functions on is basis has lost it’s direct link to nature.
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