Quote by Murray Gell-Mann
You know, there was a time, just before I started to study physical science, when astronomers thought that systems such as we have here in the solar system required a rare triple collision of stars.
This quote suggests that prior to studying physical science, astronomers believed that the formation of solar systems like ours required an uncommon event involving three stars colliding. This reflects the limited understanding of celestial bodies in the past and highlights how scientific knowledge and research have evolved. The statement also implies that the speaker's study of physical science disproved or contradicted this previous belief.
I grew up in a bookless house - my parents didn't read poetry, so if I hadn't had the chance to experience it at school I'd never have experienced it. But I loved English, and I was very lucky in that I had inspirational English teachers, Miss Scriven and Mr. Walker, and they liked us to learn poems by heart, which I found I loved doing.