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Sunday, June 21, 2009

A well worded reflection on the nature of engineering and science

"Inquiry is the essence of science, design is the essence of engineering, and in their pure forms, these activities are utterly different. Scientific inquiry draws observations from the world to reshape the mind; engineering design projects ideas from the mind to reshape the world. One is an eye, the other a hand, afferent and efferent flows of information."

from Eric Drexler's blog

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