The Guardian on the 'Two Cultures'

"[CP] Snow’s division was always too simple. Mathematicians can think like poets, and vice versa."

- Editorial in the Guardian

A few days ago, an article about the role of the humanities in today's world argued that despite science's apparent dominance (which we would argue is debatable), there is still a need for the other half of 'The Two Cultures' in setting our increasingly troubled world to rights. This is true, though the 'Two Cultures' dichotomy remains overly simplistic as the quote implies. The editorial refers to the much-feted new film Arrival as case in point. As this movie bears all the hallmarks of a lab lit classic, we hope that many people will flock to it for enlightenment.