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The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge by Abraham Flexner
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it was amazing
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The real enemy of man is one who tries to mold the human spirit so that it will not dare to spread its wings.

A magnificent piece on the beauty of human knowledge, the restless nature of human curiosity, and the resulting philosophical gratification and spiritual elevation it brings from understanding nature's deepest secrets. Knowledge must be pursued to knowledge's sake, without the consideration of it's practical utility. Leave that to us engineers :)

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March, 2018 – Started Reading
March, 2018 – Finished Reading
March 14, 2018 – Shelved

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