How scientists see the world

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How scientists see the world

Good commentary about how studying science can affect your World View, by Abstruse Goose. That’s a pretty cute O2 -> CO2 machine! [via neatorama]

14 thoughts on “How scientists see the world

  1. Doctroid says:

    No, this is NOT how scientists see the world, and it irritates me that you think it is. Sure, there are times when I notice something happening and I start thinking about the physics behind it. But mostly when I see trees, I see trees; when I see a rabbit, I see a rabbit; when I see ferns, I see ferns. To suggest that I’m constantly subjecting everything around me to physics analysis is to imply I’m somehow inhuman and incapable of enjoying the world on a simple sensory level. That’s wrong, and it’s insulting.

      1. Matt Mets says:

        Thanks for posting the video link! That’s a great interview by Feynman. I went and watched the whole thing again.

    1. Michael Lilley says:

      Sounds like you need Lighten up and go look at more trees and bunnies. Little uptight is what is sound like to me.

      1. Michael Lilley says:

        Yes I should proofread what I type but I am in a bit of a hurry, you know smelling the roses and all that

        1. Gareth Branwyn says:

          Folks, please try to keep comments civil and directed at ideas and not at each other.

          For one, I think the cartoon is not to be taken literally, or at least taken TOO seriously. I’m not a scientist, but I am a nerd, an intellectual person, and I can certainly get caught sometimes in seeing the science of reality, the watchworkings of it all, and not dolly back to see the larger context, to see OTHER contexts. I certainly know other friends of mine, much brainier than me, who tend to go heavy on the sci-tech deconstruction of the world to the near-exclusion of other modes of perception. This is just a comical reminder that we can ALL “lighten up and go look at more trees and bunnies.”

  2. screaminscott says:

    And they tend not to see “god” in everything either.

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