To illustrate the difference between superficial knowledge and actual understanding

25 September 2006

Chet Raymo, one of the better writers who are also scientists out there, has a good little post on new images of structures within a bacterium. He is also much more careful than most to separate malignant goons from all people of faith. Too much vitriol is hurled at religion by scientists without discriminating between people actively doing harm and people who self-identify based on their faith.

More on that later. For now, I just think it is pretty cool that we can see something so small, and wonder how the things we’ve made look so much like something we haven’t seen before now.


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