Reading for Understanding Three #82C

Thelma Thurstone--The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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  1. Changes in developing science are not to be compared to the tearing down of old buildings to make way for new ones, but rather to the gradual evolution of a zoological type. We must not believe that discarded theories have been
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    of any purpose in present research.
    either sterile or in vain.
    seriously considered.
    used in shaping new ideas.

  3. Now blessings light on whoever first invented this same sleep! It covers one all over, thoughts and all, like a cloak; 'tis meat for the hungry, drink for the thirsty, heat for the cold, and cold for the hot. 'Tis the current coin that purchases all the pleasures of the world cheap; and the balance that sets the king and the shepherd, the fool and the wise one
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  5. Although it is true that but little of the wonder of the city can be convened by so economical and utilitarian a type of writing, the book's practical qualities compensate for this
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  7. "To err is human," we say habitually. In reality, however, we often try to deny our own fallibility, feeling certain that, although we occasionally may make errors, this time
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    errors are unimportant.
    we are bound to be right.
    we'll be all too human.
    our mistakes might be overlooked.

  9. A high speech of Seneca claimed that the good things that belong to prosperity are to be wished, but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired. The virtue of prosperity is temperance; the virtue of adversity is fortitude -- which, in morals, is the more heroic virtue. Certainly, virtue is like precious scents, most fragrant when it is incensed or crushed. For prosperity does best discover vice; but adversity does best discover
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  11. Many people who have a single obsessive avocational interest have not selected this area after a comprehensive survey of many fields of potential interest. Often it is something they have just happened to discover, frequently very early in life. For many people their principal hobby is often
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    related to their work.
    their family.
    their first hobby.
    well chosen.

  13. When several persons live together in friendly intercourse, at the same time that they have a common interest to advance their culture and keep in view separate, closely united aims, they feel that they are coming in contact in the greatest possible variety of ways, and that even a direction that seems to lead to their separation will soon happily
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    be discovered.
    set them apart.
    reunite them.
    advance their culture.

  15. The disruption of the medieval church-states was characterized by the parcelling out of church-owned estates, by increased autonomy of local clerics, by renewed emphasis on personal piety, and by an affirmation of intellectual freedom. In many senses, then, it was a reassertion of
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    group supremacy.
    reactionary forces.

  17. Now that we have gleefully shattered the illusions held by the last generation, we are particularly susceptible to being taken in ourselves by some incredible legend. Those who think themselves to be sophisticated are peculiarly in peril of falling victim to the gullibility that they deny; it is only the plainspoken and suspicious who are
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    ready to practice deception.
    envied by sophisticates.
    seldom swindled.
    wed to their illusions.

  19. At the usual auction, bidding starts low and climbs higher. At sardine auctions in Portugal, a different procedure is followed. The auctioneer, starting at one hundred, rapidly counts backward until stopped by a bidder, who gets the lot of sardines for the last-named figure. The trick in bidding is in placing one's bid
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    just before someone else is going to bid.
    just after someone else has bid.
    long after someone else has bid.
    long before anyone else is going to bid.

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