The Philosophic Connection of Fishing and Science

August 28, 2016 By: Erin Block

Dartmouth astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser has written a new book, The Simple Beauty of the Unexpected: A Natural Philosopher’s Quest for Trout and the Meaning of Everything, arguing that angling and science are connected by their imaginative possibilities and the unknown. “In fishing and in science we flirt with the elusive,” writes Gleiser, “We stare at the water, and sometimes we see a fish stir underneath the surface or even jump, betraying its presence.” Via Brain Pickings.