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Curiosity is the essence of human existence
"Curiosity is the essence of human existence. 'Who are we? Where are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going?' I don't know. I don't have any answers to those questions. I don't know what's over there around the corner. But I want to find out."
-- Gene Cernan
Eugene Cernan was (currently) the last man on the moon. I caught this reflection of his one April morning last year in a radio interview, and it's sat since then on my desk. With short-term preoccupations threatening to drown out the current UK public sphere, I thought this was a good moment to paste this up, and gently bring us back to a bigger picture of human aspiration: certainly the one that exists in all the children 'round us - and hopefully in us too.