The two cultures in Chekhov’s “The Butterfly”

      When Baron Charles Percy Snow (1905-1980), a British scientist and writer, suggested that irreconcilable differences exist between scientists and artists, he touched off an enduring debate. He called the practitioners of these disciplines “the two cultures” and noted that each regards the other with suspicion. Snow argued that his many encounters at Cambridge University showed him that “the intellectual life of the whole of Western society is increasingly being split into two polar groups.”
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