Musical Science and other amazing ways to look at science!
There are many ways to approach science and many different options on
how one might want to share science with the general public. John Boswell in his project Symphony of Science is trying to capture the expansive beauty of the whole arena of science and the incredible depth of it's philosophy in the
form of moving songs "sung" in autotune by great science popularizers. Here is his latest enchanting work:
This project encapsulates the
wonder and admiration I have for science. I love focusing on what science has done to earn my affection rather than the many
foibles and shortfalls of the methods or the people doing science. I am perfectly aware of these faults and weaknesses. If
you care to read about science from that viewpoint, I assure you there are many bloggers who discuss these issues and even
offer valid options for amending them.
My friend, Jeff, at Scienticity,
who runs a science book reading challenge, once said to me: "Everyone can learn science. It just can't always be taught in five minutes." I believe this
to be true, but I also believe that we can shorten the amount of time it takes to learn it, or at least make it seem that
time is passing by more quickly by making it more engaging. Personally, I do it by approaching science in a whimsical manner
in unexpected ways. I would like to thank author Philip Alcabes for saying a very kind thing about my website and expressing exactly what I am continually hoping I do everyday.
"May science be what Joanne Manaster does at her incomparable website: looking at the world with wonder, asking without dogmatic preconceptions how it works, and accepting that its irrepressible
quirkiness makes it impossible to know the world perfectly."
may read what he DOESN"T wish science to be here.
Every once in a while, I like to take a break from the serious
work of science by watching the humor others see in science! I try to collect humorous videos in my "Favorites"
on my youtube channel. The Onion and Stephen Colbert offer some of the best looks at science by doing it in sometimes side-splitting
ways! Like this one, poking fun at both the field of genetic engineering and at Disney!
For those of you who have just
joined me at this website, welcome. This site is about my personal relationship with science. I love to share this fascination
with those people in which I sense a glimmer of the same. I won't waste my time trying to convince anyone that they should
KNOW science or have to LIKE it. People are free to come and go as they like. My views are, as always, my own. :)
Sitting on my video camera, waiting and waiting to be processed are a few projects.
Using a scanning electron microscope to look at a gummy
bear up close.
Looking at the ultrastructural properties
and elemental components of mineral make-up.