On NPR's Science Friday, author and SFI regular Cormac McCarthy trades quips and thoughts with guests and radio host Ira Flatow about the relationship between science and art.

The interview explores how many thinkers are inspired by both art and science. Guests include McCarthy, physicist Lawrence Krauss, and filmmaker Werner Herzog, whose new film on the earliest known cave paintings takes much inspiration from science. 

Read or hear the interview (48 minutes).