“Learning to forget”

Here is a nice quote from Albert Einstein. He never shyed away from questioning conventional wisdom…

 “Never memorise something that you can look up.”

Well I wish that quote had been read by my teachers and examiners! It would have saved a whole lot of grief and created much more time for extra-curricular activities….

There is plenty of scope within microbiology, particularly bacteriology, for memorising useless facts. I have tried hard not to stray down this path.

Michael

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