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K IS FOR KNOWLEDGE

SCIENTISTS DON'T KARAOKE

The genre of music I’ve chosen for this song is klezmer, a type of Jewish folk music that started in Eastern Europe.  More specifically, the instrumental choruses in this song are based on a klezmer style called kolomyjka, which is a circle dance popular at Ukrainian weddings.

Science is the search for knowledge.  But what’s knowledge?  Well, there are several different types.  Here are a few:

This is a song about knowledge as theory.  If you think that something might be true, test it.  Then test it again, and again, until you’re absolutely sure.  And always be prepared to be wrong.

 

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