I could have told you that, it was in the very first story A Study in Scarlet, where it's part of establishing the character.
Originally Posted by grapes
And it's not that he wouldn't memorize things, but that he would only memorize things he considered relevant to his field.
For example he mentioned that not only had he no idea whether the Sun goes around the Earth or the other way around but if told would do his level best to forget it immediately.
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Reductionist and proud of it.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. Benjamin Franklin
Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails. Clarence Darrow
A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read. Mark Twain