Famous Biologist Louis Agassiz on the Usefulness of Learning Through Observation
Louis Agassiz, the famous Swiss biologist, placed a fish specimen on the table in front of his post-graduate student.
“That’s only a sunfish,” the student said.
“I know that,” Agassiz replied.
He continued, “Write a description of it. Find out what you can without damaging the specimen. When I think that you have done the work I will question you.”