“There is nothing in the world more perfect than a slide rule,” begins Hope Jahren’s first book. Even if you disagree with that statement, * Lab Girl is a delight to read, and I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning more about scientific research.
“Evolution” is one of the most controversial words in human history, and over the course of that history the word has taken on many different meanings. Several of these meanings are misleading-- they don't accurately reflect evolution as a scientific theory. Why are these inaccurate definitions so popular? We're uncomfortable with the full implications of evolution, and what those implications mean for our place in the animal kingdom.
Have you ever been told that you are more of a left-brain or right-brained thinker? Maybe you’ve heard someone use those terms to account for being more inclined towards science and math than art and literature (or vice versa). Growing up, I often felt conflicted about which side of my brain was “dominant,” because I couldn’t choose between my love for the STEM disciplines and the arts. Research has shown, however, that I needn’t have worried— the left-brain right-brain dichotomy is a myth.