The two cultures is the first part of an influential 1959 rede lecture by british scientist and novelist c p snow its thesis was that the intellectual life of the whole of western society was split into two cultures the sciences and the humanities which was a major hindrance to solving the worlds problems the two cultures and the scientific revolution 1959 was a published . This was formative of my two cultures career the updates to the 1959 lecture really only serve to emphasize how right snow was in the first place there is a contemporary preface by a lit crit that shows that the insularity of the two cultures persists yes scientists should read and talk more. The notion that our society its education system and its intellectual life is characterised by a split between two cultures the arts or humanities on one hand and the sciences on the other has a long history but it was c p snows rede lecture of 1959 that brought it to prominence and began a public debate that is still raging in the media today. The two cultures david brooks nov 15 2010 continue reading the main story share this page continue reading the main story. This morning bragg discussed the life and work of c p snow whose famous thesis on the division of the two cultures we broadly delineate as the arts and sciences was first published in essay form by the new statesman in 1956 snow himself an esteemed chemist and fiction writer lamented the mutual incomprehension which separated the
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