rainbow in philosophy, literature, art and science

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reading a short summary about the ‘unweaving the rainbow’ by r. dawkins.

” John Keats‘ well-known, light-hearted accusation that Isaac Newton destroyed the poetry of the rainbow by ‘reducing it to the prismatic colours.’[1] (Incidentally, Newton did no such thing: it was Theodoric of Freiberg who discovered rainbows were prismatic. Newton’s famous discovery with prisms was recombination of a spectrum back into white light.) The agenda of the book is to show the reader that science does not destroy, but rather discovers poetry in the patterns of nature.” via

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unweaving_the_Rainbow

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