Saturday, April 26, 2008

Unscientific Art


Found on BoingBoing.
"Science painter Cornelia Hesse-Honegger collects and paints mutant bugs in the vicinity of irradiated wastelands like Chernorbyl, around nuclear plants, and nuclear refining sites."
Here is a link to the title page of this work.
Awesome paintings of messed up bugs. Too bad that's pretty much all it is, and claims that the observed mutant phenotype of the insects has something to do with radiation from nuclear power plants is probably just to attract some attention to the great artwork.
I love entomology and genetics so otherwise this would have been really cool with some statistics and some controls.


3 comments:

Sarah said...

Did you know that Chernobyl earthworms are 17% larger than normal earthworms?

Sorry, I had to quote it...

exams = studying = forced into watching bad movies on tv (ie Godzilla)

kamel said...

When you refer to Godzilla as a bad movie, I hope you're referring to the awful 1998 version and not the Japanese monster classic. (Incidentally, today is the anniversary of Godzilla's first clash with Mothra which happened on April 29, 1964)

Sarah said...

ohhh yahhh of course, with ferris bueller (ie matthew broderick) as the "worm guy"