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    Just Bob, Troubadour

    '60s scientific paradigm shift because my Dad was an early BB [Big Bang] believer while we were being taught in school about a SS [Steady State] universe. Moved over Christmas break in 7th grade to another state. The new school had new textbooks, all of a sudden the universe had a beginning.

    Didn't much matter where you went to school, science was almost always taught from the textbook and imparted as if some sort of Absolute Truth. Not that many of us knew that impression is entirely false, and I always thought it was a lousy way of getting kids excited about science. I mean, if everything is Known as Absolute Truth during one textbook's shelf life, why would anybody want to be a scientist?

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