knowing stuff about stuff is important

Research… not for a specific end, but to know stuff…

…because you never know when knowing stuff about stuff will be important.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/why-knowledge-for-the-pure-sake-of-knowing-is-good-enough-to-justify-scientific-research/

The nature of discovery is that it is impossible to anticipate what you will find. That is discovery. Discovery-based research is most fruitful when new knowledge is sought for its own sake.

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