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Chemistry As Impressionism

a: Chemistry ~
b: an impressionistic painting

What: "My favorite way to explain this to my students invokes a metaphor: chemistry is like an impressionistic painting. If we view it from too close, all we see is bewildering detail in myriad dabs of paint. If we look from too far away, all we see is a shimmering blur. At the right distance, wondrous and lovely things appear."

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Writer: Dudley Herschbach
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Date: Mar 11 2012 1:01 PM



a: Chemistry ~
b: the stuff in this link

What: A prezi slide show with all sort of chemistry analogies.....

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Writer: Seungeon Lee
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Date: Jul 22 2013 7:52 PM


The Whole And The Parts.....

a: Biochemistry ~
b: looking at God

What: "The life sciences are all interrelated with the environment. Studying biochemistry is like looking at God," said Riiska. " It's the most amazing thing how it all works together, it is so interconnected. The smaller you see a living organism in the microscope, the more you understand the big picture-how everything living is interdependent."

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Writer: Catherine Riiska
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jul 17 2013 6:33 PM


Meditation On The Earth

a: Geochemistry ~
b: meditation on earth chemistry

What: "Reading the Essays on Geochemistry is like entering into a prolonged meditation on the chemical interactions of the Earth's crust, including the relation of the biosphere's living matter to inert matter. In fact, the perspective Vernadsky provides is often startlingly fresh. Even those not initiated into the intricacies of chemistry will find many points of reflection, not the least of them being the consideration of life as living matter."

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Writer: Jose Arguelles, Ph.D.
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Date: Aug 26 2013 5:55 PM


When Looking For Oil

a: Geochemistry ~
b: geophysics

What: "For the Westcoast poster who asked me about the high butane values equaling light oil....geochemistry is like geophysics, a useful tool but I don't buy in that you can tell what type of oil is in the reservoir until you put a drill bit into it."

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Writer: kerogen
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Date: Aug 26 2013 5:57 PM



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METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.