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Poetry in Science

Improving Clarity, Creativity, and Collaboration

Science Scope—Fall 2023 (Volume 46, Issue 7)

By Katie Coppens

Poetry in Science

Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins said, “There are those who fear reason as cold, bleak, cheerless, unpoetic. That’s not just untrue; it’s the very opposite of true. Science is the poetry of reality” (Dawkins 2016). Science is reminiscent of art, dance, and writing; after close study and reflection, we express what we believe to be true. Science is about better understanding the world around us, then communicating what we’ve learned.

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