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Life & Philosophy

Seeking ignorance amid uncertainty

Curiosity is a powerful tool. It makes us question our surroundings and compels us to ask why things work the way they do. It kicks the mind into exploration.

But the addition of courage takes curiosity a step further; it tries to fill the void through hands-on experimentation. These small tests are fuel for failure in disguise as they convert ignorance into knowledge.

The greater challenge, therefore, is the audacity to continue guessing. Even when something gets discovered, it opens up a whole new can of ignorance.

It’s what I don’t know that stimulates me.

Toni Morrison, 1983

The learning never stops if the asking never stops. The more we know, the more we desire to know.

gif via Francis Amisola

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Nature Photography

Meet the shoe-billed stork

Talk about a badass beak. This shoe-billed stork lives primarily in swamps from Sudan to Zambia. The bill itself takes 1.5 months from hatching to fully develop. But some think it's the most frightening bird on the planet, as chicks are known to fight each other off to the death with even Mom picking favorites. The five-foot birds are also known to take on crocodiles without any hesitation.  #nature #birds #photography #art

Talk about a badass beak. This shoe-billed stork lives primarily in swamps from Sudan to Zambia. The bill itself takes 1.5 months from hatching to fully develop into its slipper-like shape. But some think it’s the most frightening bird on the planet, as chicks are known to fight each other off to the death with even Mom picking favorites. The five-foot birds are also known to be patient hunters that rip their prey apart, including crocodiles.

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Life & Philosophy Nature

Setting sun

telescope science discover world

Whether we establish a route or keep it open-ended, we can discover things along the way.

Constraints produce their own magic. They make us innovate based on what we have to play with. But so too do indefinite destinations.

Out of curiosity blooms everything.

The more we know, the more we want to know

We permit our heuristic temptations to guide the discovery process. The rush to fill ignorance with self-knowledge makes us feel alive.

The world is more like a playground than a camp. We should feel free to try and steal the sun, at least act like it.

The frictionless internet begs us to take more information than we need.

But in borrowing its widgets, we have to reciprocate to ensure what we put out or reinvent comes back to enrich nature itself.