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Abstractions are a way to distill the essence from an otherwise unfathomable situation.
Imagining the unseeable is hard, because imagining means having an image in your mind. And how can you have a mental image of something you have never seen? Like perception itself, the models of science are embedded inextricably in the current worldview we call culture.
The subjects of science are not only often unseeable; they are also untouchable, unmeasurable, and sometimes even unimaginable.
Right ideas are seeds that flower into righter ideas, whereas wrong ideas are often sterile and do not bear fruit.
The abstractions of science are stereotypes, as twodimensional and as potentially misleading as everyday stereotypes. And yet they are as necessary to the process of understanding as filtering is to the process of perception.
Science... involves looking mostly at things we can never see.
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K.C. Cole is an American science writer, author, radio commentator, and professor.
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