Monday, September 18, 2017
Ramblings from the Stacks - Knowledge Gaps
It turns out astronomy is one of my knowledge gaps. Somehow in all the years of school and reading and working in the aerospace industry and being married to someone who works in the aerospace industry I somehow have absolutely no knowledge of stars. I know some basic facts about planets but on stars - there's nothing.
I have some others - I discovered recently that I know almost nothing about French aristocracy other than Louis XVI and my grip on Asian history is incredibly weak. How does this happen? And more importantly how do you fix it? Or should you fix it? Do I really need to know the political struggles of China and Japan in the 1600s? Should I make myself research astronomy when it's clearly a subject that doesn't particularly interest me?
What do you think? What are your knowledge gaps?