(n) the messy process by which basically irrational hyper-cephalic primates attempt to ask and answer questions about the world in a way that overcomes their own biases and foibles and simultaneously make a living, build a reputation and do the other things highly social primates need to do.
Monday, November 08, 2010
A botanist once told me...
"Sedges have edges, rushes are round, and grasses, like asses, have holes."
Botanists have to make up dirty rhymes because they can't just take fecal samples the way zoologists do.
Blog of science isn't one of those science blogs about cool scientific results. It's about the experience of being a scientist doing science. It's about science the process, not science the outcome, or science the list of facts.