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Context : OnScience

Right now, I'm debating on ArtAndScience with a couple of my friends. I think Art and Science are easily distinguishable categories. (Though I may change my mind.)

But here I want to think about things which are sort of half-way between art and science.

In particular, I'm wondering about PatternLanguages. Are patterns hyptheses about the way the world is? In a sense they seem to be. Or at least hypotheses about the right way to do things, given the way the world is. On the other hand, they are certainly more like designs for artifacts. And you'd think (on my definition) that would make them art.

Maybe all applied arts (crafts) are between art and science as well. They're all responsive to a particular theory of the world. Popper would say they embody WorldThree knowledge.

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