rainbow in philosophy, literature, art and science


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