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  • Or perhaps you would like to explain to your other neophilic, futurist readers here exactly what goal your use of sarcasm was intended to accomplish, and how?

    The Speculist: Here's a Thought

  • As Second Lifer Kami Harbinger who posted above said on her blog, You can't even be in SL unless you have a pretty awesome computer, a high-speed Internet connection, are neophilic enough to try something like this out, and are smart enough to understand what's happening and find something interesting to do there.

    Second Life

  • Some work that would never get through a robust peer-review process Sokal-like exceptions aside can get a lot of attention on the unregulated, neophilic web.

    Review of the Research - Good Luck

  • Mark: The zine would be Jethro Bodine of "The Beverly Hillbillies" -- curious, neophilic, xenophilic, gleeful, and eager to adopt any new theory or conspiracy as the absolute truth.

    Boing Boing: September 29, 2002 - October 5, 2002 Archives

  • Never have there so many new things to sample, especially in the United States, a nation of immigrants, which Ms. Gallagher ranks as the most neophilic society in history.

    NYT > Home Page

  • "Although we're a neophilic species," Ms. Gallagher says, "as individuals we differ in our reactions to novelty, because a population's survival is enhanced by some adventurers who explore for new resources and worriers who are attuned to the risks involved."

    NYT > Home Page

  • For me, I don't use technology simply because I'm neophilic.

    Strange Attractor

  • In this neophilic age it's the first few months of a product's existence that is most important.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Gadgets

  • You can still turn this around, and actually gain status among the neophilic, futurist, and most of all grown-up readers of your blog, who tend to find that kind of high-school pissing contest behavior stupid and off-putting -- to say nothing of its potentially chilling effect on their future contributions to community commentary -- or, you can continue to keep behaving like an insecure teenager, and consequently lowering people's opinion of yourself and your blog.

    The Speculist: Here's a Thought

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  • As an ethologist (a scientist who studies animal behaviour), he's chosen to work with goats because they're neophilic. That is, when presented with a novel situation (like the specially constructed equipment he uses in various experiments), they're less inclined to just ignore the experiment and cower in the corner than, say, sheep. This curiosity makes them interesting from a cognitive point of view and easier to study.
    Thomas Thwaites, GoatMan: How I Took a Holiday from Being Human (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2016), Kindle loc. 1126

    March 6, 2017