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  •  Well, as a scientist, I agree. (3+ / 0-)
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    FishOutofWater, Aunt Pat, Mr Robert

    But the cumulative nature of science does make it difficult for folks with zero background.

    As far as this diary is concerned, I must say that Fish has done an excellent job, as usual.

    The truth of our faith becomes a matter of ridicule among the infidels if any Catholic, not gifted with the necessary scientific learning, presents as dogma what scientific scrutiny shows to be false. - Thomas Aquinas

    by oxley on Sun Oct 14, 2012 at 04:37:33 PM PDT

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    •  I think there's nothing wrong with folks (1+ / 0-)
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      FishOutofWater

      learning something even if they don't come to understand all of it. Americans don't like to feel like something is out of their reach, but hmm...it always will be if you don't challenge yourself to learn. I mean, if peridot is your take away, then you've learned something you didn't know before.

      On the other hand, if you only pay attention when your birthstone comes up, then it does tend to make you sound self-involved and ugly American-ish. It's a really good thing to focus on things that aren't all about you! All the major world religions agree on this: thine ego is not thy friend. It's not just about getting a grasp on science. It's a habit of mind.

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