I do believe this world and the people on it have benefitted greatly from curious minds. Most of what we have today as far as medicine, industry, technology, our food supply, and the list goes on, has been made better for us through the experimentation of people that wanted to make a difference.
Curiosity in the minds of our youth benefits humanity as a whole. Let’s use Marie Curie as an example:
Marie Skłodowska-Curie, often referred to as Marie Curie or Madame Curie (7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934), was a Polish physicist and chemist, working mainly in France, who is famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the only woman to win in two fields, and the only person to win in multiple sciences. She was also the first female professor at the University of Paris (La Sorbonne), and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in Paris’Panthéon.(wikipedia)
Why is it that this curiosity is being suppressed by depriving a child of an education? Why is it that our government, legal institutions and media don’t become as incensed by the state our youth is in regarding body image, violence, and suicide? Is it realistic to expel this young lady, by the way, an exemplary student for her curiosity? Whom does this benefit. Does she fit the profile of someone that wants to cause harm? Would she really have “experimented” outside of school if her intention was to do something illegal or harmful?
Have we gone just a bit off the deep end and reached a level of paranoia that could make science fiction films of world domination seem realistic? Just a thought.