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  •  Also... fantastic diary... really (8+ / 0-)

    I feel that much more inspired to harness the latent curiosity I thrived on as a kid, that went to sleep as I pursued a specialized degree in engineering rather than the liberal arts. Although I've always maintained an interest in virtually everything about the world, and its interrelatedness, I think often that the importance of liberal arts get lost in this day, at our own peril of course.

    I think I will go back to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum soon, and get a review of the Earth's history, probably surrounded by thousands of screaming school children.

    Hope this makes it to Recommended list.

    "Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell." ~Edward Abbey ////\\\\ "To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships." ~W.E.B. DuBois

    by rovertheoctopus on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 09:00:42 AM PST

    •  The Smithsonian is a treasure (4+ / 0-)

      I grew up in that area, and was taken to them so many times as a child by my parents and grandparents.

      I'm sure you find many ways to apply your professional knowledge to your hobby knowledge. The engineering of life's systems is amazing, and it really should be taught at much younger ages. Of course, the willfully ignorant keep much of it away from children when it could do the most good to protect their religious beliefs from challenge.

      Thank you so much!

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