I think biologists feel [a] sense of awe when they think about things that are happening at the molecular scale. There’s this whole universe in here, this tiny universe, that we’re just beginning to understand …
I imagine biologists walking around with these movies in their heads … Creating an animation is basically trying to get this idea … in their head and take it out in a form that they can see and that other people can see, and that they can use to communicate their ideas better.
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Biologists with Movies in Their Heads | NOVA: The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers