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Subject: Re: [CON] Cornish Artists and Engineers.
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 17:48:56 EST
Corinne and group:
Corinne is absolutely correct. Science, engineering, architecture and
art all depends heavily on visual/spacial thinking or "right brain" thinking.
It takes the same kind of visualization to imagine the shape of a body of
ore in a rock face as it does to see the finished sculpture in a chunk of
marble. After years of teaching science, especially geology (where, like in
astronomy, you have to also think in the dimension of time) I have come to
the conclusion that you can help someone to train and refine their own "right
brain" thought processes, but you cannot teach it to someone who simply
thinks "left brained". Since the process of learning and thinking patterns
are genetic, the Celts simply passed the trait back and forth down through
the generations. I am certain that the skill is not unique to the Celts, but
it is certainly here and has been since before the Romans (and maybe was
infused a bit by all those Roman engineers as they lived in the Cassiderite
Isle during the Roman colonization of the British Isles). The gene pool
breeds true and I find the same kind of skills though my family and my
husband's family, Celts all. So yes, some of us really DO think differently,
and it's truly a blessing from birth, because without it, the science and
engineering that we have today would have taken longer to develop and/or
would have gone in different directions.
Julie Paynter Rice