Inquisitive spirit

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I saw this in the New York Times this morning.

“… defenses of the humanities are not — and cannot be — conducted in an inquisitive spirit, because a defensive spirit is inimical to an inquisitive one.”

It occurs to me that the word “humanities” in the above could well be replaced by many things, and the sentence would still ring true. Specifically, the word could be replaced by:

  • Medium format look
  • Foveon sharpness
  • A camera’s image quality
  • A lens’ image quality
  • A camera’s color accuracy

Anyone want to discuss this?

By the way, there are two definitions of inquisitive that are possible here:

1) curious or inquiring.
2) unduly curious about the affairs of others; prying.

I'm thinking number 1 in my comments above.

Here's another comment from the same article that may be a shoe that fits some discussions:

"...the pretense of knowing what one doesn’t actually know is hostile to forms of inquiry that demand an open mind."

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