Definitions: (1) curious and deliberate in research; (2) the action or process of searching minutely for truth, facts, or principles; (3) a careful inquiry to discover the unknown in the physical or moral world either by observation and experiment or by logic and discussion

Reflection: God did intend, in giving us intelligence, to give us the opportunity to investigate and appreciate the wonders of His creation. He is not threatened by our scientific adventures. — Francis Sellers Collins (1950-) American physician-geneticist

• We hold these truths to be self-evident… — Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) The Declaration of Independence {1776}
• The truth never suffers from honest investigation. (153:2.11) — Jesus of Nazareth (7 bc-30 ad) The Urantia Book {1955}