Values of Science: Curiosity

Topic and Genre Declaration

Curiosity is the driving force behind science. It is the characteristic of human behavior that promotes our development and progress, and without curiosity, it would be impossible for us to exist as a species. The nature of human curiosity is an interesting subject that has not been explored to an incredible extent, and that is why  the article Curious by Emily Todd caught my attention. Todd wrote this article to show the readers that humans are incredibly curious in their nature, and that questions of the abnormal, abstract, and unknown drive this unfulfilled urge to learn more. Her focus on the nature of curiosity and how humans display their curious nature made me question my own curious nature. So, I dove online to the topic that interest me most even though humans know nothing of it: space. I found an article on the Science American website that discusses the boundless amount of information that we don’t know about the universe and our planet. This is What We Don’t Know about the Universe discusses topics of what we are completely and blindly curious about such as origin of the Universe and human mathematics.

So, how can this curious nature of humans be used to promote the development of science and human society?  I plan on using these two articles that have a common theme of human curiosity to show how the value promotes the pursuit of science and its future in public. The final product of this project will be an inspirational poster that is presentable in a common area at Georgia Tech. My choice of mode and medium comes from the large amount of driven and curious students here at Tech. Many of the students here are determined to solve the curious problems mentioned in the two articles. My hopes are to inspire the curious students to pursue their dreams and scratch that curious itch they have.

Supported Argument

Check out the final product! values-of-science-poster

Works Cited


Skloot, Rebecca, and Kim Todd. The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015: “Curious” Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015. Print. Curious.

Scharf, Caleb A. “This Is What We Don’t Know About The Universe.” Scientific American Blog Network. N.p., 2014. Web. 13 Nov. 2016.


Miklusak, Michaela. “15 Awesome Facts About Brain | Tech and Facts.” TechFacts. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2016.

Worldslargestcysts. “Surinam Toad Live Birth (HD) and Trypophobia.” YouTube. YouTube, 2015. Web. 13 Nov. 2016.