The difference between science and the arts is not that they are different sides of the same coin even, or even different parts of the same continuum, but rather, they are manifestations of the same thing. The arts and sciences are avatars of human creativity.

Mae Jemison

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“Teach Arts and Sciences Together.” TED2002. Feb. 2002. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Teach Arts and Sciences Together." TED2002. Feb. 2002. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from a 2002 TED Talk given by astronaut Mae Jemison at the TED2002 conference. It means that human creativity is expressed through both the arts and the sciences; both disciplines come from the same place. In this Talk, Jemison argues for reconciling and reintegrating the arts and sciences, rather than viewing them as unrelated. If we keep thinking of art and science as being separate, says Jemison, "... we are going to have problems." Watch the full TED Talk here: Mae Jemison - Teach Arts and Sciences Together