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Crying for Einstein, Living for Shakespeare

Complex systems expert Stuart Kauffman, an experimental and theoretical biologist, frequently posts on National Public Radio's blog, "13.7: Cosmos and Culture." In this reflective post, Kaufman writes of his life dedicated to "knowing," that is, to science, in contrast to the work of Shakespeare, whose writing, "taught us what it is to be human." Science -- knowing -- Kaufman concludes, "pales before our human reality and our responsibility." Read the post (and comments between Kaufman and readers about the arts and science) at NPR.org... Kauffman also contributed "When We Mistake Our World" "Dying, the Greatest Generation, Courage and Integrity," "The Mutative Entrepreneur" (co-author) and "Think You Know Silicon Valley? Take a Closer Look" (co-author).