The Scientific Arts

When animators work on a cartoon, thousands of drawings are needed to create the illusion of motion. In fact, the more drawings that are used, the better the illusion. When too few drawings are used, the animation looks choppy, and you see each individual drawing instead of one fluid motion. When more drawings are used (up to 24 per second), you may not see each individual drawing, but the whole animation looks better as a result. … Continue readingThe Scientific Arts

Our Place in the World

Spend enough time outdoors, and eventually you will see a flock of geese migrating south for the winter. How do they know when it’s time to move, and when they do, how do they know the way to go? This is something that scientists are still working to understand. Some theorize that they use the stars, landmarks, or even the Earth’s magnetic field to help them find their way. Others chalk it up to “instinct,” which is another way of saying that God programmed them to know which way to go. … Continue readingOur Place in the World