Medical Humanities Group
Extract from 'Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance: An inquiry into values.'
At present we're snowed under by an irrational expansion of blind data-gathering in the sciences because there is no rational format for any understanding of scientific creativity. At present we are also snowed under with a lot of stylishness in the arts - thin art - because there is very little assimilation or extension into underlying form. We have artists with no scientific knowledge and scientists with no artistic knowledge and both with no spiritual sense of gravity at all, and the result is not just bad, it is ghastly. The real time for reunification of art and technology is really long overdue.
Persig R M. Bantam Books, a division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc. New York. New Age edition; 1981. P. 264.