Awesome and Definition don't go together

Posted on Dec 9, 2006
I have often really hated how science just kills the magnificence of some things by a definition. Check this one out for instance, its about our hands.
The hands are the two intricate, prehensile, multi-fingered body parts normally located at the end of each arm of a human or other primate.

Hands are one of the coolest things ever produced by Evolution, we can barely imagine the complexity and trial and error required to create it and they call it a prehensile(no idea what it means) multi fingered body part :|

There are scores of such definitions and I wish someday someone changes them.