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Is curiosity an innately human trait?
Answered by Sylvia Earle
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    Sylvia Earle

  1. Sylvia Earle Founder and President, The Sylvia Earle Alliance


    TRANSCRIPT:

    Maybe it's the nature of creatures with some kind of a brain. It's the basic essence of what exploration is about. It's the need to know, the need to explore, to ask whether it's -- in a human sense, asking questions. I just recently rescued a couple of goldfish. It was feeder fish. I put them in a tank that was unlike anything that they had experienced before. And the first thing those two little fish did was to explore. They went all around, just touching the plants, just nibbling on the bottom. They're like little kids, just, "What's going on here?"

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