Murray Gell-Mann: Specialised understanding, coherent whole

“Of course, specialization is necessary today. But so is the integration of specialized understanding to make a coherent whole, as we discussed earlier. It is essential, therefore, that society assigns a higher value than heretofore to integrative studies, necessarily crude, that try to encompass at once all the important features of a comprehensive situation, along with their interactions, by a kind of rough modeling or simulation.”

― Murray Gell-Mann.