Sunday, November 15, 2009

Interesting View of Science Writing

I thought you might resonate with something science writer, Natalie Angier, wrote in her Introduction to The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science (Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston . New York, 2007, isbn-13:978-0-618-24295-5):

"..the time had arrived for writing, the painful process, as the neuroscientist Susan Hockfield so pointedly put it, of transforming three-dimensional, parallel-processed experience into two-dimensional, linear narrative. "It's worse than squaring a circle," she said. "It's squaring a sphere.""

3-D to 2-D. Parallel to linear processing.

Hits the mark, doesn't it?

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