Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0004890, Tue, 14 Mar 2000 10:09:48 -0800

Re: C. P. Snow, VN, & NABOKOV's BLUES: Science Please! (fwd)
From: Byron Nilsson <byron@banilsson.com>
> On Mon, 13 Mar 2000, Kurt Johnson wrote:
> > The authors seem to suggest that a healthy relation between C P Snow's
> > "two cultures" requires not a facile unity but a deep appreciation of both
> > the humanities and the sciences.

"Heat is work and work's a curse
And all the heat in the universe
Is gonna cool down, 'cause it can't increase,
Then there'll be no more work and there'll be perfect peace.
(Really?) Yeah, that's entropy, man!"

-- Michael Flanders & Donald Swann, "First and Second Law"

. . . . A refreshing perspective that always comes in handy when the specter of
C.P. Snow is raised.

-- Byron Nilsson