Hello again Mike.
I appreciate the sentiment in deliberately breaking the 'rules' in order to communicate more effectively.
Someone, who thought they had the authority to control how I did things, once said that rhyming verse could not be scientific as it would not be 'poetry'. I love this sort of misinformed and misguided challenge which resulted in two books: The first was a PhD thesis some 365 pages long translating my original thesis into rhyming verse from beginning to end. The second was a book entitled 'Scientific Versification' in which I demonstrate how it is possible to to be 'scientific' in verse. Here is my take within that publication on 'Science':
Science, if it has a wisdom
likes to work within a system.
It seeks to be methodical
orderly and logical.
Implicit is a set of rules
embedded in a range of tools.
They’re there to guide us how to act.
to help elicit truth and fact.
But bear in mind that rules are meant
to be broken and be bent.
If no one ever questioned laws
we would never see their flaws.
Science would seem asinine
if no one stepped way out of line.
Many things would not be known
and nothing would get overthrown.
If no one was unorthodox
or never thought outside the box.
Nothing would be modified
and science would be ossified.
A scientific guide you’ll find
is not a shield to hide behind.
You may use a premonition
or rely on intuition.
You can still be systematic
even if you are pragmatic.
There’s skill and discipline in art
some think this is the place to start.
So maybe in the written word
a scientific strain is heard.
I sense within the verse I write
a scientific light shines bright.
B. Withers 2012
However, I consider one of my greatest achievements as having developed a system of communication that is almost entirely non-verbal. It emerged from a long-term study of people and their pets, where human beings were convinced that the communications and interaction between themselves and their pets was a genuine, understandable form of communication.
All I did was note down and copy what the pets were doing for the people non-verbally and translate that into a systematic non-verbal interaction of human to human. Interestingly, it resulted in no lying or deceit but a genuine, honest and open form of communication about some subjects that people might otherwise find very difficult to talk about. Not surprisingly, mirroring the way people talk to their pets.
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