When I think of how the control of a hornet’s legs must work (except of course that it doesn’t have to work the way I believe it must), I think in terms of sensors of angle and force, of procedures to calculate this and that. Do hornets do it this way? Maybe not. Scientists as much as other people struggle to escape their preconceptions or, more usually, don’t struggle. Many don’t seem to know that they have preconceptions.And chances (?) upon an eternal truth.
Monday, April 03, 2006
Fred ambles along about hornets . . .
Posted by Brian Dunbar at 5:29 PM