Exercise your science brain, describe something science tells us is going on in this picture that most people wouldn’t see.
Originally shared by Mark Crowley
I See the World with Science! Image Competition
Here’s a photo of a monkey. Isn’t it adorable? Normally you’d just see an adorable monkey, some ruins and maybe wonder why he’s trying to get past the photographer. Maybe he’s trying grab some food or chase another monkey**.
But how much more can we see with science?
If you see something more, add a one sentence description in the comments. It should be short, clear and very sciency. (See some suggestions below)
The more creative, surprising or unexpected the better. But it needs to be something based on actual science. Don’t just say the trees are green, explain why they’re green.
The winner will be mostly determined by the +1’s on your description by others. The winning description will be added to the image and posted separately on our page. You have 48 hours to submit a description or to vote.
**(Actually he wanted the bananas being handed out behind us, I’m not kidding.)
Some Suggestions to Get You Going
I see lichen clinging to the walls. I see photosynthesis going on in the trees behind him, a process which may rely fundamentally on quantum effects. Those look like limestone rocks dug from the ground and carved centuries ago as a temple to worship local deities; limestone forms through decay of organisms millions of years ago. I see a tropical climate influenced by the tilt of the Earth’s axis and it’s position in it’s orbit around the sun. I wonder about the processes going on in this monkey’s brain; sculpted by millions of years of evolution as he looks intently past me and waits to spring into action. Not to mention the Van der Waals forces, oh the Van der Waal forces.
See where I’m going with this?
I’m sure you can do better with all that Science in your head.