Why I do Science

Magic. It’s one of our oldest dreams. We believed that, if we really understood the shape of the world, we could call forth wonders awesome and terrible. We could fly, if we only knew the true name of the wind. Turns out, we were right. We have learned the nature of air and metal and fire and shaped them into servants that carry us across continents. We have peered inside our bodies, seen the diseases…

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Why I do Science

Magic. It’s one of our oldest dreams. We believed that, if we really understood the shape of the world, we could call forth wonders awesome and terrible. We could fly, if we only knew the true name of the wind. Turns out, we were right. We have learned the nature of air and metal and fire and shaped them into servants that carry us across continents. We have peered inside our bodies, seen the diseases…

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Why I do Science

Magic. It’s one of our oldest dreams. We believed that, if we really understood the shape of the world, we could call forth wonders awesome and terrible. We could fly, if we only knew the true name of the wind. Turns out, we were right. We have learned the nature of air and metal and fire and shaped them into servants that carry us across continents. We have peered inside our bodies, seen the diseases…

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Why I do Science

Magic. It’s one of our oldest dreams. We believed that, if we really understood the shape of the world, we could call forth wonders awesome and terrible. We could fly, if we only knew the true name of the wind. Turns out, we were right. We have learned the nature of air and metal and fire and shaped them into servants that carry us across continents. We have peered inside our bodies, seen the diseases…

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Entropy

This comic is about the physics concept. For the word ent*rop*y, adjective, def.: “resembing an ent-rope,” please see… some other article I suspect doesn’t exist. So what is entropy actually? Imagine a golf course. If the golf ball gets near the hole it falls in, because the bottom of the hole is at a lower energy than the surface. Now imagine an earthquake strikes the golf course. Intuitively we would predict the golf ball wouldn't…

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Entropy

This comic is about the physics concept. For the word ent*rop*y, adjective, def.: “resembing an ent-rope,” please see… some other article I suspect doesn’t exist. So what is entropy actually? Imagine a golf course. If the golf ball gets near the hole it falls in, because the bottom of the hole is at a lower energy than the surface. Now imagine an earthquake strikes the golf course. Intuitively we would predict the golf ball wouldn't…

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Entropy

This comic is about the physics concept. For the word ent*rop*y, adjective, def.: “resembing an ent-rope,” please see… some other article I suspect doesn’t exist. So what is entropy actually? Imagine a golf course. If the golf ball gets near the hole it falls in, because the bottom of the hole is at a lower energy than the surface. Now imagine an earthquake strikes the golf course. Intuitively we would predict the golf ball wouldn't…

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Witnessed

This strip is a little different than the usual Cartoon Physics in a couple of ways. To start with, each scene depicted here is something I’ve personally witnessed. The subject is also a little outside the usual for this site, and you might be wondering, why go there? Well, because the burden of speaking out about sexism in science and society should not fall only to women. We all need to do our part for…

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Witnessed

This strip is a little different than the usual Cartoon Physics in a couple of ways. To start with, each scene depicted here is something I’ve personally witnessed. The subject is also a little outside the usual for this site, and you might be wondering, why go there? Well, because the burden of speaking out about sexism in science and society should not fall only to women. We all need to do our part for…

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Witnessed

This strip is a little different than the usual Cartoon Physics in a couple of ways. To start with, each scene depicted here is something I’ve personally witnessed. The subject is also a little outside the usual for this site, and you might be wondering, why go there? Well, because the burden of speaking out about sexism in science and society should not fall only to women. We all need to do our part for…

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