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When physicists want particles for their accelerators, they surf a website called OK Quark, where they answer a series of questions about what they're looking for and hope for a good match. Nah, wait, that's not how they do it.
Before the scientific method came along, science dabbled in some pretty far-out ideas in its youth. Remember miasmas? And spontaneous generation? And the four elements?
A friend may joke that he remembers going through a long, dark tunnel into a blinding white light – and being hit on the bottom by a doctor. But in general, most people don't remember being born or learning to walk. Why is that?
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