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Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything



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Abstract

Curiosity is often said to drive science, but until the seventeenth century – the age of
the so-called Scientific Revolution – it was regarded with suspicion and
condemnation. What happened to liberate curiosity? Why did no question seem too
vast or trivial to be ruled out of bounds? And what does the freedom to be
curious really mean for science today?