Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Science IS imagination! - Bad Astronomy Blog

Another great post by my Facebook friend Phil:

People don't understand science.

And I don't mean that your average person doesn't understand how relativity works, or quantum mechanics, or biochemistry. Like any advanced study, its hard to understand them, and it takes a lifetime of work to become familiar with them. No, what I mean is that people don’t understand the process of science. How a scientist goes from a list of observations and perhaps a handful of equations to understanding. To knowing.

And that's a shame, because its a beautiful thing. Its not mechanical, not wholly logical, and not plodding down a narrow path of rules and laws.

Go here and read the full post Science IS imagination | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine

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