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Can you imagine young people nowadays making a study of trigonometry for the fun of it? Well I did. Clyde Tombaugh#Teen 99
Clyde Tombaugh#Teen 99
I guess the two things I was most interested in were telescopes and steam engines. My father was an engineer on a threshing rig steam engine and I loved the machinery. Clyde Tombaugh#Engine 71
Clyde Tombaugh#Engine 71
When I was in the fourth grade, I became intensely interested in geography and I learned it well. Clyde Tombaugh#Became 66
Clyde Tombaugh#Became 66
What you do is, you have your drawing board and a pencil in hand at the telescope. You look in and you make some markings on the paper and you look in again. Clyde Tombaugh#Again 62
Clyde Tombaugh#Again 62
It was depressing, very depressing. I worried about how I would make a living. I didn't want to stay on the farm. It didn't offer the challenge I wanted and yet, without a college education, I felt that I was really out of luck. Clyde Tombaugh#Education 61
Clyde Tombaugh#Education 61
I have a lot of sympathy for young people because I realize how disturbed I was. How would I deal with life in the future? What would I do for a living? Clyde Tombaugh#Deal 59
Clyde Tombaugh#Deal 59
Although my early equipment was very modest, later I made my own and they were more powerful. Clyde Tombaugh#Early 53
Clyde Tombaugh#Early 53
Unfortunately, a lot of the concepts in the Bible are based on ancient mythology that doesn't fit the findings of science. Clyde Tombaugh#Science 41
Clyde Tombaugh#Science 41
We were suddenly faced with the necessity of training a lot of young men in the art of navigation. Clyde Tombaugh#Art 33
Clyde Tombaugh#Art 33
I guess they just took it for granted that that was what I was interested in and let nature take its course. Clyde Tombaugh#Course 32
Clyde Tombaugh#Course 32
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