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Our purpose is to educate the public and the media about how President George W. Bush's lack of curiosity increases risk for himself, the nation, and the world.

George W. Bush and his father, George H. W. Bush, have been called "Uncurious George" at least since August 1994, and "Incurious George" at least since October 1988. While we didn't invent the terms "Uncurious George" and "Incurious George," we think them extremely apt.

We are not for profit and we offer no goods or services for sale.

We do not hate George W. Bush — hate doesn't solve anything. We don't think it's helpful to think of George W. Bush as evil, and we don't think he is stupid — but he is uncurious, he is misinformed, and his policies are detrimental to the people and the environments of the United States and the world.

Bush supporters: we urge you to ponder on the ideas presented on this website, to be aware of what people are saying, and to encourage George W. Bush to be more curious.

Bush detractors: Continue to speak the truth about Uncurious George W. Bush and demand that he, his cabinet, and his advisors stop subordinating science and truth to narrow political ends.

George W. Bush: as far as we know, you are so uncurious that you do not browse the World Wide Web. However, should you somehow come across this website, we do have advice for you. Please, Mr. Bush, consider that all of your advisors share a very similar view of the world, and they are reluctant to tell you things they think you don't want to hear. But, outside opinions can help you learn about the world. You can learn about how the world looks to approximately half of the world's people who live on $2.00 per day or less. You can learn about web of life and how certain key environments are essential to the survival of numerous mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian, fish, and invertebrate species. You can learn about how widely-dispersed pollutants, including mercury, arsenic, ozone depletors, and unprecedented levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide are affecting human, animal, plant, fungal, and microbial life. You can learn about how the issue of abortion looks to a fourteen-year-old girl raped by her father. You can learn how justice looks to someone exonerated by DNA evidence after serving years on death row for a crime he did not commit. Please, Mr. Bush, be more curious about the world. Read newspapers, magazines, and books — especially ones that criticize your policies. Spend some time every day reading websites that recommend policies other than those of your advisors. Start with the pages under issues on this website, and follow the links.

Mr. Bush, ask the Sierra Club to take you on a toxics tour or a flight over a clearcut forest. Ask Oxfam to take you on a tour of a poor village in Zimbabwe devastated by AIDS. Ask Muhammad Yunus to arrange a meeting with Grameen Bank borrowers who are lifting their families up from poverty with loans averaging $100. Ask John Walker Lindh what he thinks America can do to win the hearts and minds of the people of Afghanistan.

Please contact us with suggestions for enhancements to this website — especially early, interesting, or explained references to George W. Bush as uncurious or Uncurious George, or your own thoughts on how George W. Bush's lack of curiosity has caused problems or increased risk for himself, the nation, and the world.