How Scientists See the World

The (apparently anonymous) artist responsible for the webcomic Abstruse Goose expresses the ordinary mysteries revealed to the scientifically literate mind. At the bottom of the comic, he quotes Carl Sagan saying "Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge."

In the links, you can find an interview with the cartoonist.

Link via reddit | Interview | Previously: Symphony of Science

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I'd have to agree with Segan. I know a fair bit about plants but when I'm in the woods, I see interconnectedness, not botanical Latin names and the nutritional constituents of plant families.

One of the important skills a scientist learns to master is the ability to toggle how an object or sceen is perceived and seen. We switch from scale to scale to chemistry to biology and so on.
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