Nonfic: Metaphors to explain invisible science

[31 Jan 2012: This is a thought from when I was teaching high school science.]

Everything we can’t experience directly is/must be a metaphor! That is, it must be explained in terms of things we DO experience or can picture at our macro, real world level. Thus electron “orbits,” or electron “clouds” — this is what we must do to make sense for ourselves of indirect data.

— Mh, 26 Sept. 2002

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