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Read & Download Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It 109 Â Today it seems we have the world at our fingertips Thanks to smartphones and tools such as Google and Wikipedia we’re able feed any aspect of our curiosity instantly But does this mean we are actually becoming curious AbsolutPathy and our ability to care about those around usCombining the latest science with an urgent call to cultivate curious minds Curious draws on psychology social history and popular culture to show that being deeply curious is our only hope when it comes to solving current crises as well as an essential part of being huma. This is a great summary of our current understanding of curiosity and the important role it plays in individual lives and the society built by those individuals I see in some of the other reviews that it is dismissed as popular fluff In a sense that's fair since it's a summary and Leslie doesn't add any new scientific evidence to the academic field of curiosity and learning But those who do define the field have produced works that are a lot less fun to read than this they're not popular for a reason Good simple communication is not just fluff I would highly recommend this book to my friends and students something I can't say of the scientific works on the subjectI appreciated the focused organization of the book Leslie wrote a table of contents with chapter headings that are clear and honest that's really what that chapter is about and stuck to his point in each one He covers how curiosity works how it gets started early childhood stuff and how it is encouraged or not or should be in schools and how it is sustained in adults He also speaks convincingly of its importance in an age of information Machines will never learn to be curious and therefore will not be creative In short I really enjoyed this book even if it didn't introduce me to a lot of new information It is well written and has a chatty style and the organization and simple analysis in and of itself helped me to see slightly different angles of the subject than I had before But mostly I'm excited that there is finally a great little book about curiosity that I can recommend to others even if they're not up on the field as a science

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Today it seems we have the world at our fingertips Thanks to smartphones and tools such as Google and Wikipedia we’re able feed any aspect of our curiosity instantly But does this mean we are actually becoming curious Absolutely not In Curious Ian Leslie argues that true curiosity the sustained uest for understanding th. Dumb literature review for a buzzword This is the shallow dive you were looking for Drivel like curiosity is underwritten by love confirms that Leslie has nothing to add to the discussion He uotes the authors and studies you've read about elsewhere but where they had better context and name drops every book and entity from The Odyssey to Google As someone who takes curiosity seriously and has studied the scientific literature I found this a trivialization of an important idea

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Curious The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On ItAt begets insight and innovation is becoming increasingly difficult to harness in our wired world We confuse ease of access to information with curiosity and risk losing our ability to ask uestions that extend our knowledge gap rather than merely filling it Worst of all this decline in curiosity has led to a decline in em. I'm starting to get a little tired of the journalist writes about some vague topic genre of popular non fiction It's a tried and true formula; anecdote brief statement of some academic's viewpoint historical reference review of some study story about Benjamin FranklinMark TwainIsaac NewtonWinston Churchill and concluded mercifully by some overstated thesis presenting something obvious as though it's novel The cycle repeats itself a couple dozen times over this thin volume The stories are fun the conclusions affirming the opinions benign Leslie doesn't make you work very hard The book sleeve is made out of some futuristic semi plastic polymer This bumps it from a 2 to a 3