Ahhhh! Not another science analogy!!

6 Nov

Last week, the Wellcome Trust blog published a brilliantly thought-provoking piece on the limitations of analogy use in science entitled “Lost in translation: The dangers of using analogies in science”. What’s even more exciting is that this piece was written by our very own Dr. Richard Roche! Richard’s essay was shortlisted for this year’s esteemed Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize. Only nine essays were chosen from a total of 600 entries, so on behalf of the NUIM Neuro lab we’d like to extend warm congratulations to Richard on this great achievement.

And we’re not the only ones! Dr. Brian Hughes of NUI Galway also congratulates Richard in his a blog post for The Science Bit. We’ve included a snippet from Hughes below, but you can view the full blog post here.

“A big shout out is therefore due to fellow academic and science writer, Richard Roche, who wrote the piece on the Wellcome Trust blog. In fact, it is a fantastic essay and I encourage you to go over there and read it (hang on a minute for my closing though). Big kudos to Richard actually, because his article — Lost in Translation: The Dangers of Using Analogies in Science — was shortlisted for the 2012 Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize, which is a really prestigious competition.

We’re all proud of him. He is well read, you know. Go Richard!


One Response to “Ahhhh! Not another science analogy!!”


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