There is a horror of too much information. (Not TMI, as it were.) Instead of trying to find out what things man ought not to know of, we should stick with the tried and true...a sentiment shared by Jorge of Burgos (The Name of the Rose) and the Cthulu stories.
I wonder whether I should write a story about a guy who's trying to keep everyone from finding out too much, and so finds out too much, and is himself destroyed by what he knows. I'd have to write it from someone else's perspective, though, because first person would be too much of a one-trick pony.
Curiousity is a beast. Sometimes a many-legged beast. And it stoppeth not at the kittens...muahahahahaha!