Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, works on the Apollo 11 Lunar Module, after a safe landing in the ‘Sea of Tranquility’. This is the only photograph taken of him on the moon’s surface (Image: NASA)
Our minds construct an internal version of the view before us, using a scant set of samples. We then modify this picture with what we expect to see. How does this skewed visual perception allow us to ‘make sense’ of our world?
John Burdon Sanderson Haldane had no formal education in any scientific subject and yet he became a commanding figure in biochemistry, evolutionary theory, genetics, and physiology, publishing over 400 papers and 24 books.