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Polymathy in decline?

J.M.S. Pearce United Kingdom Try to know something about everything and everything about something. —attributed to T H Huxley (1825-95) Nicolaus Copernicus, 1872 Jan Matejko Jagiellonian University, Krakow Polymaths are rare and interesting people. Their fund of learning enlightens conversation, provokes new ideas, and excites our imagination and understanding. The ancient Greeks concentrated on natural […]