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Petals and particles

Popular (and unpopular) science frequently relies on the use of metaphor in explanations. Metaphors have occasionally even been responsible for scientific discovery; in 1865 August Kekulé dreamt of a snake biting its own tale. He said this was the inspiration to his figuring out the structure of benzene. The description of the expanding universe as […]

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Which comes first, style or content?

When I write, I worry about both style and content. I want my sentences to be pleasing aesthetically, but also meaningful. Perhaps I am displaying my scientific roots by always making aesthetics play handmaiden to the characters and the story – the actual ‘facts’. And yet – there is a powerful appreciation of aesthetics running […]

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