Humans have long celebrated their penchant for exploration and novel innovations. As the late British author Ken Robinson said, “Curiosity is the engine of achievement.” Canadian ice-hockey goaltender Maxime Lagacé goes a step beyond, suggesting that “curiosity and questions will get you further than confidence and answers.” What he fails to mention is that “further” sometimes means “off the edge of a cliff.” Humans are curious, and curiosity has served them well, but according to this Live Science article by journalist Grant Currin, it also has probably led to a lot of death and destruction.
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Grant Currin is a science journalist whose work has appeared in National Geographic, Scientific American, WIRED and Curiosity Daily.
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