Curiosity

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The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. — Dorothy Parker

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Introduction1

Dictionary

curiosity : interest leading to inquiry — Webster

Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, OneLook

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

Curiosity is a quality related to inquisitive thinking such as exploration, investigation, and learning, evident by observation in humans and other animals. Curiosity is heavily associated with all aspects of human development, in which derives the process of learning and desire to acquire knowledge and skill. The term curiosity can also be used to denote the behavior or emotion of being curious, in regard to the desire to gain knowledge or information. Curiosity as a behavior and emotion is attributed over millennia as the driving force behind developments in science, language, and industry. — Wikipedia

Encyclopædia Britannica

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Innovation

Science

Insane Curiosity: Space, Tech and Future (YouTube Channel)

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Preservation

History

Cabinet of curiosities (also known in German loanwords as Kunstkabinett, Kunstkammer or Wunderkammer; also Cabinets of Wonder, and wonder-rooms) were collections of notable objects. The term cabinet originally described a room rather than a piece of furniture. Modern terminology would categorize the objects included as belonging to natural history (sometimes faked), geology, ethnography, archaeology, religious or historical relics, works of art (including cabinet paintings), and antiquities. The classic cabinet of curiosities emerged in the sixteenth century, although more rudimentary collections had existed earlier. In addition to the most famous and best documented cabinets of rulers and aristocrats, members of the merchant class and early practitioners of science in Europe formed collections that were precursors to museums. — Wikipedia

Cabinet of Wonders Houses the Personal Collection of Alfred Russel Wallace (NSF)
Cabinet of Wonders: Personal Collection of Alfred Russel Wallace (Lisa-Joy Zgorski, Live Science)

Quotation

Quotations Page, Wikiquote

Museum

Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

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Participation

Education

Why Curiosity Enhances Learning (Marianne Stenger, Edutopia)

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

News

NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

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Expression

Arts

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Music

Song Lyrics

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Related

Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Knowledge Form

Inspiration

Adventure Exploration, Trail, Quest
Imagination Fiction, Whimsy, Wish, Dream, Folly, Hope
Wonder Curiosity, Mystery, Truth, Beauty

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Notes

1.   The resources on this page are are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma.