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55 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 12 July 2007 05:45PM

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Comment author: Hopefully_Anonymous2 12 July 2007 06:57:25PM 5 points [-]

Great post, Eliezer (you've earned my approval). I think tied for worst school-nutured habit, along with parroting things back, is emphasis on what we think we know, as opposed to what we don't know. I think school science and history subjects would be a lot more interesting, and accurately presented, if at least equal time was given to all the problems and areas where we don't know what's going on, and for which there are various competing theories. Unfortunately one doesn't usually get this presentation of the state of things until one is working as a research assistant in college or grad school.