The pursuit of science for art's sake

Urdu poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz rejected the notion of "art for art's sake." The leftist revolutionary used poetry for political influence toward Pakistani nationalism, humanism, and love poems.
What's the point of science? Aesthetic, utility, personal fulfillment plague our rhetoric as we search for knowledge. But a purpose is just a purpose till its probed further. Then it becomes something deeper. It becomes something meaningful for people to make sense of their lives. With existential fears of artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and climate change on the rise, science becomes more and more an idea to be scrutinized, rather than left to the whim of desire. What does it become? An art.

Analogies and word choice shape political discourse

What patterns do you see? From Douglas Hofstadter's "Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies"
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