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130 Post author: Yvain 24 December 2010 09:26PM

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Comment author: drethelin 20 October 2012 06:06:14AM 5 points [-]

Discovering the hard way generally leads to deeper knowledge, but it's still extremely important to learn about, eg, the germ theory of disease in school. You may not end up knowing as much as its original discoverers about bacteria and their behavior, but you can still spread a lot fewer disease.