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Analogy

28 Feb

The analogy I chose to represent Exactitude is chemistry– the act of mixing compounds for a specific and exact desired result.

Both the E-Lit work “Endemic Battle” and the process of chemistry evoke a great sense of Exactitude because of their extreme precision and specific attention to detail structurally and in terms of the results rendered. In looking at the E-Lit work and examining the chemistry process, the thought or feeling of “micro-management” comes to mind and I cannot help but feel a sense that can only be characterized by Exactitude.

Chemistry is, like other sciences, one that requires great attention to Exactitude. However, I almost feel as though the argument can be made that chemistry is the most exact science because of its necessity to be, for fear or creating harmful results. In every step of a chemist’s process there are methods of maintaining consistency and Exactitude when measuring, comparing, weighing, etc. Take pharmaceuticals, for example. If one ingredient of a drug is off by even a milliliter, it changes the purpose and effectiveness of the drug completely. It could become harmful for the patient or ineffective altogether. For this reason, there are exact methods of measuring liquids and powders.

A meniscus is the curve in the surface of liquid when held in a cylindrical container. The purpose of the term meniscus is so that across the world and scientific process, the same amounts of liquid can be measured the same, by the meniscus, and matched.

On an atomic level, the number of particles in an element, protons, neutrons and electrons, can make the difference in one element or compound and another. For example, simply adding or subtracting an electron to one atom changes its purpose and behavior completely by creating a positively or negatively charged ion. At this small of a scale, the principle of Exactitude cannot be topped.

Both the E-Lit work Endemic Battle and the process of chemistry evoke a great sense of Exactitude because of their extreme precision and specific attention to detail structurally and in terms of the results rendered. In looking at the E-Lit work and examining the chemistry process, the thought or feeling of “micro-management” comes to mind and I cannot help but feel a sense that can only be characterized by Exactitude.