Scientific Perspective

Film buffs, musicians, artists, builders, engineers, teachers, doctors, and many others can see the world through their own professional perspective. Developing this perspective is an on-going process.  It takes practice.  If you don’t think you are good at seeing the world through scientific lenses, that’s OK!  I have poor rhythm, but that does not stop me from picking up a ukelele every now and then.


How do glacial geologists view a landscape?  What are they trying to find? What questions do they ask and what approaches do they take to figure out if their interpretation is right or needs to be adjusted? What can you see in the photographs on this blog?


Collaborators give scientists support in many ways.  Many large projects cannot be done alone, and collaborators can offer their expertise, laboratory or field work, research resources, and their own perspectives.  Scientific ideas can improve when there are people with different backgrounds, knowledge bases, and experiences thinking about the same problem.


It is great to contribute small, but significant, pieces to the overall puzzle of ice ages, but without correlating or connecting your work to previous research your work is left hanging alone without ties.  Get connected!  How do your results compare to others?  What do these results suggest in the broader scheme?


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