When you realize how literate and for lack of a better word, cultured, most scientists were in the recent past compared to how STEM people “should” be and are now, it’s pretty damn striking.
As hinted at in the movie Oppenheimer, Robert Oppenheimer was very much into art, and “lent work to a Van Gogh Exhibition in 1949, and collected European furniture, French Post-impressionist and Fauvist paintings.” And of course, Einstein was into philosophy and engaged in some philosophy himself.
STEM has gone down a moronic path with its disdain of philosophy, art, and most of the humanities. Not only is this senseless from a human perspective, studies show that scientists with a wider range of interests actually do better science.
Einstein said, “The theory of relativity occurred to me by intuition, and music is the driving force behind this intuition.”
That is apostasy to current STEM clowns.