Benjamin Esham

“I have this friend Jerry Zorthian, who is a crazy artist. We’d have these discussions about art and science. Jerry would say, you scientists destroy the beauty of Nature. You pick it apart and turn everything into equations!

“And I’d say that’s ridiculous! Scientific knowledge only adds to the excitement and mystery and the awesomeness of a flower. Someday science is going to figure out how art is done—and then you boys are going to be in big trouble!”

— The Richard Feynman character in Peter Parnell’s 2002 play QED