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Inquiry!

Response to Aimee's post: I believe inquiry is of the utmost importance for just about everything, because inquiry leads to postulation, which leads to experimentation, which leads to more postulation, and then to knowledge (whether true or not is another story). And knowledge? It gives us everything. Knowledge can give us empathy or hatred, it can give us power or take power away. It is the ultimate reality-maker: it can change both our conscious and unconscious minds, which in turn potentially shapes reality. Sometimes knowledge is brought in and it is left to sit, but it always has the potential to change.

Sometimes the knowledge we get isn't immediately useful knowledge, or it's knowledge of something we feel we would be happier not knowing, or it's not truth, but it's still powerful. And half the time we wouldn't get it if we didn't ask, so I say embrace your curiosity! Maybe you'll die because of it, but you'll die searching (for something, anything!) and exerting your magnificent, strange, controlling brain on tasks a little bit grander, perhaps, than just making a sandwich. Apologies if this sounds odd, I just get caught up in the idea of quests, and quests for knowledge are about as exciting as they come. Why sit around waiting when you can go get it? Excited.

On the subject of morality: www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-11/s-lcp113010.php <-- Reactions? I am cycling between fury, disgust, hope, fear, and general squickitude.

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