Tales from the cosmos: curiosity did not kill the cat – El Tiempo

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The brand new expression was “sadness killed the kitty”.

When they tell us that curiosity killed the kitty, we understand that they are warning us of the dangers of curiosity and, in a way, erecting a barrier so that we stop wondering what moves us. If science was guided by the famous expression, it would certainly have failed.

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Devotion to science equals curiosity. Scientific curiosity is the main engine that pushes us to understand little of nature, little known or understood but undecided to discover and understand.

It is the same curiosity that closely accompanies us in the early stages of life, when we receive new stimuli in early childhood and embark on the exploration of a world that opens up in the presence of our perplexed inspection. We are observers by nature and this is one of the most important tools we can use to cultivate ourselves and market the basic skills of interacting with the environment. As we grow, we seem to lose a bit of that innate curiosity.

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Satisfying curiosity takes time and effort; Therefore, basic research requires patience and dedication.

Adults who devote their lives to science have never stopped asking questions and trying to get to the bottom of things; They are not satisfied with the answer that things are like that, period. Scientific research is then an examination of creativity and curiosity that has allowed us to understand how the stars shine, why the image turns red during total solar demerit and many other mysteries that have accompanied us for millennia.

However, there are still many questions to answer, probably more than before as each answer brings new questions. Instead of being an inconvenience, it’s perhaps the most fascinating thing in science, because when we seem to have the last word on a key, it opens up a whole new set of mysteries to solve.

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To paraphrase Einstein, it is important not to stop asking questions. These questions, which most often fall under basic research, lead to great discoveries which, in turn, lead to remarkable changes. The advances in technology that surround us today are due to characters who simply wanted to know more; it is the utility of a useless knowledge. Satisfying curiosity takes time and effort; Therefore, basic research requires patience and dedication.

The best thing for science is that the phrase “curiosity killed the kitty” falls into oblivion. After all, the catchy phrase “care killed the kitty,” referring to the fact that too much medical care could harm him, was a phrase first used by British playwrights Ben Jonson and William Shakespeare at the end of the Twentieth century.

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