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What has been your main source of knowledge?
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RE: What has been your main source of knowledge?

Books, the Internet, and real life.

I'd put a pithy quote here, but I'd rather speak for myself.

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04-01-2012 12:39 AM
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RE: What has been your main source of knowledge?

Internet, Encyclopedias.
04-01-2012 05:38 AM
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RE: What has been your main source of knowledge?

The Anarchists Cookbook. been reading it since 6th grade, I'd never actually try half the stuff that's in there, but it's good for shits and giggles, as well some pretty cool stuff.

a few years ago the writer turned christian and discontinued the book. But there's still a pdf online Biggrin
http://www.freeinfosociety.com/pdfs/misc...ok2000.pdf
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RE: What has been your main source of knowledge?

Internet, books, and life in general.
04-18-2012 05:17 AM
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What has been your main source of knowledge?

The internet has been my main source of knowledge.
10-06-2012 03:34 AM
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RE: What has been your main source of knowledge?

(10-06-2012 03:34 AM)LeftyGuitar Wrote:  The internet has been my main source of knowledge.

same here, why watch the news and get all depressed when you can read more interesting things on the internet?

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What has been your main source of knowledge?

Yep, besides what you see on the TV is probably more far from the truth than anything. The internet also has more sources.
10-06-2012 06:12 AM
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What has been your main source of knowledge?

Internet,books,and real life (not fox news media garbage). So what's the point of this thread because I think you already would know most of our answers.

Congratulations humanity,because you refuse to let go of the old and evolve you actually make people believe in 2012. Not only that, but you're the only species on Earth that were able to make it possible, now we get to sit until we die because we couldn't get to Mars. We have failed as a society and don't deserve our gifts to survive for this long. Maybe this is why dinosaurs are extinct, we sure aren't any better than the dirt you say we're created from. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla...DvwSOFto#! Noo

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10-07-2012 09:15 AM
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What has been your main source of knowledge?

The Internet and my parents, with a healthy side-dose of books. Reading? Well, I could do very basic reading before I ever set foot in a school. I knew the shape of my own name at three years old. When I showed my parents this (I'd do things like bring them my coat and announce it was mine and then point out it had my name on it when questioned.), they checked books out of the library. I could read some books before I ever went to school. I could do some basic typing at about 3 1/2 and knew how to operate a computer. I didn't know the workings behind it, but I knew how to use one. So, by the time I entered school, I was reading simple books, around the level of 'See spot run' but books, nonetheless. I was reading things like 'Anne of Green Gables' at around 8 or 9. Charles Dickens and the historical Mills and Boons at around 12. Yeh...I was the kid who read things I shouldn't and hardly ever got in trouble about it because my parents were too floored that I WAS reading it.


I blame both my parents being voracious readers.

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What has been your main source of knowledge?

School. Reading books in class while the teacher is talking, scanning my school's extensive library when I should be studying, and horsing around on the school's computers during work time have all expanded my knowledge immensely.

It's too bad I keep getting "caught". I swear, it's like they don't want me to learn or something.

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RE: What has been your main source of knowledge?

Internet, books, real life.

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stupid article
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RE: What has been your main source of knowledge?

(11-18-2011 04:29 PM)Elfy Wrote:  School and College.

lol
05-20-2013 09:59 PM
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RE: What has been your main source of knowledge?

Don't believe you Elfy. It may have been your main place of learning, doesn't mean it's your main source.

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05-20-2013 10:23 PM
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