Curiosity is an inextinguishable creative spark

Not even today’s box-ticking managerialists can stamp out our innate desire to know, says Joe Moran

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.timeshighereducation.com

Our myths and religions are full of cautionary tales about curiosity. Pandora, Daedalus, Psyche, Orpheus, Adam and Eve, Lot’s wife: they all succumbed to a curiosity that turned out to be calamitous. During the scientific revolution of the 17th century, when curiosity was finally transformed from a vice to a virtue, its advocates admitted that it could be a voracious beast if left unchecked and not channelled into worthy ends.

Good read in support of curiosity.

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