Oh, Howard, you drag me back! Kicking and screaming! Much as I love The Beatles (and their chord progrssions) I wouldn't compare their works - or any man-made confection - to a perfect sunset
I think you misunderstand me, Adam. What I meant was that your analytical experience of music, and knowledge of its inner workings, in no way inhibits your experience of it as a visceral and wonderfully enigmatic art form.
Dawkins similarly seems to have a healthy awe-struck view of the universe which is enhanced by his scientific knowledge rather than dulled by it. It is all to easy to dismiss him as just another boffin in a white coat, but if you actually read his books you come to realise there is passion behind the search for knowledge.