Know your scientists' faces, in case you meet any (unlikely): Scientific Identity: The Dibner Library Portrait Collection
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Getting Your Scientist Likenesses All Wrong
The Science Museum in Valencia, Spain has some neat artwork depicting prominent scientists through history. Carmen has some photos of them up on Flickr. Charles Darwin is depicted on one (image at left). However, the likeness seems to me to be that of Carolus Linnaeus (compare with this painting), whereas another piece labeled Leonardo da Vinci looks much more like Darwin. And this is in a science museum!