Good question, Chris McQueen. I think knowledge really can be a two-edged sword. Yes, as you point out, the importance of knowledge in making connections between two things has been well-established. You’re absolutely right that the ability to synthesize information between two things is vital to creativity (for more of my thoughts on that topic, see this post!) but I think it’s also important to note that the incurious state of mind is more a result of the abundance of knowledge available “out there” than the abundance of knowledge in a person’s memory. Incuriousity is a function, in my belief, of a state where we don’t NEED to find out anything, because we know that any information we seek is just a Google search away…not that we ever actually DO that searching. Make sense? Thanks for your response!