• Question: What is your favourite animal

    Asked by ImNotAScientist to Annette, Dave, Jaine, Mike on 3 Nov 2016.
    • Photo: Jaine Blayney

      Jaine Blayney answered on 3 Nov 2016:

      Thanks for the question. The cat, big or small, wild or domesticated. Have you heard of Leonardo da Vinci (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonardo_da_Vinci)? A great artist, but also an engineer (he drew prototypes of helicopters). He was amazed at the engineering of cats, he is thought to have said “The smallest feline is a masterpiece”. People often think that science and art are incompatible, but Leonardo is a great example of creativity and creative thinking. What do you think of him? Jaine

    • Photo: Annette Neill

      Annette Neill answered on 7 Nov 2016:

      My favourite animal is the giraffe. I think they are so graceful and friendly-and very gentle.