Archive for September 10th, 2008

The value of a spherical cow

My first cartoon illustration

My first cartoon with words

A spherical cow is usually a parable to describe how physicists tend to have an oversimplified view of the world. On the other hand it is a great metaphor for how we actually go about solving problems. Between us physicists, we have other words to describe these spherical cows. The name spherical cow for some reason just does not sound respectable…


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