Thursday, April 14, 2016

2016 NaPoWriMo Poem #14: Zealots, Dabblers, Tyros, and Emeriti

Science isn’t the
photons we receive
from distant worlds
nor the
grains we collect
from powdery surfaces.
It isn’t the curves
that trace data points
nor the pdfs
stacks of paper
found on our drives
and in our cabinets.

Science is the
of understanding
made by the
of zealots
and dabblers
and tyros
and emeriti.

Science depends on people,
which is beautiful
and terrible.

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