The Best American Science And Nature Writing Essay

1039 Words Nov 19th, 2016 5 Pages
Tenderness is described as affection for someone or something other than himself or herself. In the anthology "The Best American Science and Nature Writing " Siddhartha Mukherjee describes tenderness as an intimate connection between human beings and nature (xvii). Mukherjee 's interpretation of tenderness applies specifically to science, scientist, and the quality scientist should show when performing any form of scientific work. “ Can Jellyfish Unlock the Secret of Immortality?” by Nathaniel Rich accurately exhibits Mukherjee 's interpretation of tenderness towards science, the article describes the patient nature of how science happens, the process of finding new discoveries in the article are a man-made process, and the scientist mentioned shares an intimate connection with his subject. The article " Can Jellyfish Unlock the Secret of Immortality?" by Nathaniel Rich accurately exhibits Mukherjee 's interpretation of tenderness towards science, because the article describes the patient nature of how science happens. Mukherjee claims that "Most of the selected essays share a common thread: they describe how science happens. They do not present facts alone (although facts are abundant in them). They describe the extraordinary process by which scientist extract those facts” (Mukherjee. xix) and in the article, this idea is shown. The author of the article Nathaniel Rich painstakingly goes into detail about the process that Kubota takes into exploring his jellyfish…

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