The term pathetic fallacy is used to describe a term for the attributing of human emotion and conduct to aspects in nature. It is mainly found in poetic writing. In science, it is used to refer to descriptions that might not be strictly accurate and clear, and that might communicate an unscientific or false impression of a natural phenomenon.
- Nature abhors a vacuum (Horror vacui in physics)
- Air hates to be crowded, and, when compressed, it will try to escape to an area of lower pressure
- The storm raged on
- Electrons dance around the nucleus of an atom.
- Nature isn't a person. It can't hate anything