What has art ever done for science?

argylesock says… This is a timely reminder. I’m starting to write for an online magazine where, I find, my scientist’s preference for words and graphs can be limiting. Like every biologist I know, I can sketch diagrams with ease – here’s a sheep, here’s a parasite living in the sheep – but for more subtle understanding, we need real artists. Anyway, art isn’t always visual. There’s music too. It was good enough for Bach!

About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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