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Free inquiry is an important freedom to have. I believe that the best way for humankind to extend knowledge and maximize understanding is by allowing individuals a maximum amount of liberty of thought, belief, questioning and inquiry. I particularly value having this liberty because, unlike many, I am especially curious. Iím driven to seek out and explore new territory in pursuing intellectual rewards. I get a thrill out of acquiring new knowledge, distinguishing between knowledge and speculation, probing the world of appearances for the underlying reality, making new connections, and applying my reasoning and analytical skills in refining and extending my worldview, that conceptual map thatís my guide to finding the way through and making sense out of the confusion of existence.

Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries:

possesses lots of intellectual curiosity (wonders "why?" or "what if...?")

values Freedom of Thought

interested in learning, resolving doubt, problem solving==>values Inquiry 

values Academic Freedom

summary Wikipedia article: none

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 3112

Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 2

Related Words, Beliefs, Background -- 33 entries               Songs!          self-test         Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book

More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #30: Intellectual Freedom

Intellectual Freedom (article confined to "the right to freedom of thought and expression of thought" from online encyclopedia)
Divergent thinking (from online encyclopedia)
Inquiry Education  (from online encyclopedia)
Discovery Learning (from online encyclopedia)
Creativity  (from online encyclopedia)
Intellectual Freedom (mainly about issues related to intellectual freedom in libraries, censorship)
Censorship and Intellectual Freedom Page 
"Will the world embrace Plan S, the radical proposal to mandate open access to science papers?" by Tania Rabesandratana (from Science Jan 3 2019)

Why?: What Makes Us Curious by Mario Livio (author is an astrophysicist, book review by John Williams NY Times July 2017)

"War on Science: Here Are Some of the Banned Words at Trumpís Ag Department" by Oliver Milman (Aug 7 2017  Mother Jones)

"Chinaís Internet Censors Play a Tougher Game of Cat and Mouse" by Paul Mozur (in The NY Times August 3 2017)

Why? What Makes Us Curious by Mario Livio (interview of author by John Williams NY Times July 16 2017)
Curiosity Stream  (June 11 2017 Science News article about science related documentary streaming service)
Media Freedom in Turkey (report from The Economist August 6 2016)
"...Chief Offers Deal in Chinese Press Censorship Row" by John Ruwitch and James Promfret (news report from Reuters Jan 8 2013)
Media Matters for America ("dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing"--liberal perspective)
Media Research Center ("to educate the public and media on bias in the media"--conservative perspective)
Free eBooks by Project Gutenberg
What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe (book review The Economist Oct 4 2014)
Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It by Ian Leslie (review by Ben East of this 2014 book posted on The Guardian)
Curious Minds: How a Child Becomes a Scientist  (collection of 27 autobiographical essays on this topic)
"The Pleasure of Finding Things Out" by Richard Feynman (essay recalling childhood experiences of the famous physicist)
Curiosity: The Fuel of Development
"Everyday Creativity" by Carlin Flora ( article in Nov 2009 Psychology Today)
The Age of Wonder, by Richard Holmes (excerpt from this highly acclaimed 2009 book)
Curiosity and Exploration
Edge (online thought-provoking website exploring questions "at the edge of the world's knowledge")
Academic Earth ("thousands of video lectures from the world's top scholars")
Awakening Genius
National Association for Gifted Children ("supporting the needs of high potential learners")
Learning Theories
Academic Freedom (from the Dictionary of the History of Ideas)
American Association of University Professors ("academic freedom for a free society")
Why We Need to Protect Academic Freedom, by John K. Wilson
Storm Center (1956 classic movie starring Betty Davis about intellectual freedom and library censorship--from online encyclopedia)
Learning Concepts
Shape and the First Hundred Nouns (acquiring 1st concepts)
Comparing Burke's Connections and Rogers' Diffusion of Innovation -- Implications for Education
What is an Ontology?
Learning -- Behavioral Psychology (links)
Sparks of Genius, by R. & M. Root-Bernstein (a book about creative thinking)
Einstein and Intellectual Freedom
quotes on intellectual freedom, censorship and related topics
quotes related to curiosity

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