Curiosity Didn’t Kill The Cat

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I remember hearing the expression “curiosity killed the cat” when I was very young, perhaps four or five years old. It puzzled me then and it puzzles me now. Curiosity is what has taken us from being merely baboons to being baboons with clever tools. And yet it is so frequently demonized.

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Allan Milne Lees

Allan Milne Lees

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