Perspective: Where the Sidewalk Ends

“Part of scientific method is to find out something and then see if you can find out the same thing another way. For that reason, this floating laboratory will use a variety of means to examine the dead zone at the same time but from different persepectives.”


From: Seasick: Ocean Change and the Extinction of Life on Earth by Alanna Mitchell


She uses the word “perspectives” when she actually means “points of view” or “viewpoints.” The word “perspective” is best used when referring to that place in works of art where the railroad tracks seem to merge.


These two sentences suffer from a number of other ailments, but I won’t go into them here. See if you can see them.