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The academic world can often seem quite convoluted. Anti-intellectual groups take issue with the specificity of some scientific research as a waste of money and resources. And yet Jon Cohen says in this essay that "profound insights time and again come from asking simple questions that, once raised, seem abundantly obvious" (45).
Start off the discussion by contemplating this: Are there any stupid scientific questions? Is there an aspect of scientific research that goes beyond the scope of useful information and discovery?
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