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October 21, 2022 - Comments Off on Math & Science Tell Us

Math & Science Tell Us

We position math and science as independent arbiters of truth. Let’s not forget who is really doing the talking.

Motherboard is a great place to get a little breather during the workday. That’s where I stumbled across an article about “A Typology of Street Patterns,” a new study published in the Interface, a journal of the Royal Society. The authors of the study propose a new quantitative method to classify cities according to their street pattern.

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"Metaphors are highly precise. They allow you to take precise reasoning and the understanding that you have of concrete domains and then export them to be used in more abstract domains. So in a way, metaphor actually allows you to think precisely about things that otherwise ... you might have trouble getting a grip on."

The precision of metaphors, #