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    A Winter's Tale by Shakespeare

    Quote Originally Posted by William Shakespeare
    Yet nature is made better by no mean
    But nature makes that mean: so over that art
    Which you say adds to nature, is an art
    That nature makes.
    I have read the quote by Shakespeare above in a physics book.
    I keep rereading it once in a while. But I cannot understand it.
    What is Shakespeare trying to express here? Is there any possible relation to physics?

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    Re: A Winter's Tale by Shakespeare

    See pages 2 and 3 here and pages 227 and 228 here.

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    Re: A Winter's Tale by Shakespeare

    As far as I understand it, this passage is about changing plants through breeding. He explains that bred plants are still nature and not art, because human hand can improve nature, but the means to improve it is in itself nature.

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