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Re: In praise of curiosity

by dws (Chancellor)
on Jul 28, 2003 at 05:05 UTC ( #278340=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to In praise of curiosity

Curiosity is a strange thing. Thousands of generations of evolution have both selected for it and selected against it. On one hand, our ancestors weren't the ones who heard rustling in the grass outside of their cave and thought "I wonder what that is. Let's go see..." On the other hand, the ones to figure out tools gained a quick advantage. That puts us in an odd position: Many of our projects are these great hairy unknown things with lots of rustling in the grass, yet we have some neat tools.

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Re: Re: In praise of curiosity
by Albannach (Prior) on Aug 03, 2003 at 04:23 UTC
    Perhaps you're confusing curiosity with foolhardiness? I imagine someone once said "I wonder what that is. Hey Ogg, go have a look..." Today we have co-op students who serve a similar purpose ;-).

    I'd like to be able to assign to an luser

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