Wonder

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He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder. — M. C. Escher

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Introduction1

melodysheep (John D. Boswell, YouTube Channel)
melodysheep (John D. Boswell, Official Website)
Jason Silva (Official Website)

Dictionary

wonder : a cause of astonishment or admiration — Webster   See also OneLook

Thesaurus

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

Encyclopedia

Wonder is an emotion comparable to surprise that people feel when perceiving something rare or unexpected (but not threatening). It has historically been seen as an important aspect of human nature, specifically being linked with curiosity and the drive behind intellectual exploration. Wonder is also often compared to the emotion of awe, but awe implies fear or respect rather than joy. — Wikipedia

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Inspiration

Four Chambers of Inspiration (Imanuel Goncalves, YouTube Channel)

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Innovation

Science

The Science of Wonder (Life Noggin)

Life Noggin (YouTube Channel)

Curiosity Prepares the Brain for Better Learning (Daisy Yuhas, Scientific American)
Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why? (Maanvi Singh, NPR Ed)

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Preservation

History

Seven Wonders of the World are the preeminent architectural and sculptural achievements of the ancient Mediterranean and Middle East, as listed by various observers. The best known are those of the 2nd-century-bce writer Antipater of Sidon and of a later but unknown observer of the 2nd century BCE who claimed to be the mathematician Philon of Byzantium. Included on the list in its eventual form were the following: Great Pyramid of Giza, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Colossus of Rhodes and Lighthouse of Alexandria. — Encyclopædia Britannica

Luxury Homes (YouTube Channel)

New Seven Wonders of the World In 2000 a Swiss foundation launched a campaign to determine the New Seven Wonders of the World. Given that the original Seven Wonders list was compiled in the 2nd century BCE—and that only one entrant is still standing (the Pyramids of Giza)—it seemed time for an update. And people around the world apparently agreed, as more than 100 million votes were cast on the Internet or by text messaging. Included in the list are the following: Great Wall of China, Chichén Itzá, Petra, Machu Picchu, Christ the Redeemer, Colosseum and Taj Mahal. — Encyclopædia Britannica

The Daily 360: The New Seven Wonders (360 Videos, The New York Times)

Library

Library of Congress Subject Heading: Curiosities and wonders (Library Thing)

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

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Participation

Education

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

Community

Organization

Escape Adulthood (YouTube Channel)
Wonder & Whimsy Society (Cure Adultitis Institute, Official Website)

News

Wonder (NPR Archives)

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Expression

Arts

Poem

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour — William Blake, Auguries of Innocence

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

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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.