In a 1979 article by Lyndon LaRouche published in Fusion magazine titled, “Poetry Must Supersede Mathematics in Science” LaRouche presented the provocative challenge that progress in science is based on the principles of poetry not mathematics. LaRouche emphasized that this fundamental point is essential to economics as well.
Yet just the opposite mentality dominates our politics and economics today. As the physical economy collapses, economists and politicians of all stripes obsess over statistical parameters and believe that manipulations of these parameters have some magical power over the economy. It hasn’t and it won’t. But the scientific-poetical methods of LaRouche will.
Tonight the class series on LaRouche’s principle of metaphor continues with an exploration of the principle of metaphor in science.