Coders/programmers, in my experience for example, appreciate the
subtlety and complexity of the process of writing and executing code.
Musicians, similarly, appreciate the subtlety and complexity of the
process of writing and playing music
whether or not the composers are aware of the underlying mathematics
behind the music is irrelevant. the composer's "intuition" and
"artistry" is simply an experienced based understanding of the
underlying math. composers are putting different chords together that
sound good, whether they have learned the Circle of Fifths or not. but
you can bet that they intuitively 'know' the circle of fifths
Gifted entities have the same "feelings" for their work, however they're just
applying their "hidden" knowledge, which is represented by emotions,
which are a combination from personal habits, their experienced
parenting, social interactions and in parts their genetic code. After
all there IS a logic behind it.This applies for musicians as well as for other
- I am sorry, colleagues, but I just don't get it! Perhaps, my definition of logic is
very specific, and yours is very broad. To me, logical thinking by definition
implies an act of a continuous thinking, not a subconscious or intuitive one.
You all, while being skillful programmers, and, as I assume, people more related
to the realm of logic and math, rather than the realm of arts, are naturally thinking
that your realm encompasses the realm of arts. It is just like those from the realm
of arts would naturally think that logical thinking is nothing else, but arts.
While, of course, I can't question your expertise in programming, let alone competing
with that, I can still somewhat challenge your expertise in the realm of arts as I spent
the most of my life exactly in that realm, particularly composing music. I am sorry,
but I just can peacefully acknowledge that the process of composing music is akin to
the process of logical thinking.
Perhaps, you know that the tune for "Satisfaction" by "Rolling Stones" was in fact
written by Jagger while he was asleep. You may also know the the tune for
"Strawberry Fields Forever" by "Beatles" was written by means of cutting a few
cassette tapes into pieces, mixing them all up, gluing them together, and playing
that all back as one tape on the cassette player. The "Because" theme by
the same "Beatles" was written by playing back the "Moonlight Sonata" by Beethoven
in the reversed way. You would still call all of that the process of logical thinking?!!!!
What about those painters who literally smear canvases with paints in random order
with their eyes closed and later trying to sell them as valuable pieces of art? You
would still call it logical thinking?!!!!
If yes, than I just don't understand what the difference is between logical thinking and
arts. Why on earth then we have a separate word "arts"?!
Also, what about the arts being still the matter of taste? Would you also call logical
reasoning the matter of taste?! You know, if I sell my audio record, I know for sure that
there will be some people who will like it, as well as those who will not like it. So, all the
buyers know that, while buying my records, they are taking some risk. However, I don't
think they can sue me for the fact that my records were not to their liking.
However, if you write a piece of software that you claim can perform,say, some math
operation, say, addition, and I buy it from you, bring it home and then discover that
when I pass "2" and"3" to it it returns "4" instead of "5", I think I'll be quite successful
in the court in getting my money back from you, and you will probably have a hard
time proving to me and to the judge that I just "didn't like your logic" and that you "in
fact didn't do anything wrong".