*[Some coarse language]* The Mushroom Hunters: Neil Gaiman’s Feminist Poem About Science, Read by Amanda Palmer — Brain Pickings

An ode to humanity’s unheralded originators of the scientific method. “We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry,” the great astronomer Maria Mitchell, who paved the way for women in science, wrote in her diary in 1871. Nearly a century and a…

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