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The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge: A 1939 Manifesto for the Incalculable Rewards of Curiosity

The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge: A 1939 Manifesto for the Incalculable Rewards of Curiosity

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“The real enemy is the man who tries to mold the human spirit so that it will not dare to spread its wings.” In an age obsessed with practicality, productivity, and efficiency, I frequently worry that we are leaving little room for abstract knowledge and for the kind of curiosity that invites just …

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An inventory of interestingness.