Monday, November 21, 2022

Marie Tharp: A Google Doodle

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Geology, Earth & Space Science, Geology, Earth Systems, Nature of Science, History of Science

The Google Doodle for November 21 continues a long tradition of presenting splendid histories of the people involved in the event in novel ways. This one is wonderfully drawn, narrated and delightfully interactive. 

It is also about the nature and history of science. Skepticism v. evidence, the influence of long held theories to explain the natural world and treatment of women scientists at the time. What a hold theories have on us even when they have outlived their usefulness in moving a field forward. In the end science rules.

Here is the Google link  with information about Tharp, links to the narrators who are scientists, There are links to the three narrators who are practicing scientists, photos, the behind-the-scenes process for the artwork, and Q & A with the the narrators.

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