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Famous Biologist Louis Agassiz on the Usefulness of Learning Through Observation
15.07.2021 JAMES CLEAR
Biology
Louis Agassiz

Louis Agassiz, the famous Swiss biologist, placed a fish specimen on the table in front of his post-graduate student.

“That’s only a sunfish,” the student said.

“I know that,” Agassiz replied.

He continued, “Write a description of it. Find out what you can without damaging the specimen. When I think that you have done the work I will question you.”

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