In Defense of Useless Knowledge

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My latest piece, “In Defense of Useless Knowledge,” is posted on Choice quote: “If we insist on measuring the value of knowledge by its practical implications alone, we risk discarding not only knowledge with less obvious practical value, but also the rich tradition of useless knowledge…” Check it out and let me know what you think.

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  1. In my passion for my newly discovered study of plant ecology, at Simon Fraser University in 1969, my eyes were opened to a new way of looking at the world. Little did I know that almost 50 years later, while helping people in my role as a psychotherapist, I would still hold that knowledge as a template for looking at who and how we as humans. There is an inherent beauty in discovery and exploration of which we can have no idea of the influence it will have on our lives. Yes to researching and new learnings in all phases and spheres of our existence.

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