When I've been writing some SCPs and potential SCPs, a thought (or, more accurately, a writing concern) struck me, and I'd love to have feedback on it.
A decent percentage of SCPs have a strong "If nobody touches or gets near the thing, nothing goes pear shaped". I get why we're containing those SCPs, because people are naturally curious sorts who will get near it.
But because of that nature, leaving the thing alone would be the best option. But still, the SCP does extensive tests and interactions with those objects, in an attempt to discern the truth behind the object.
Isn't the Foundation, pointing to the title, poking the bear a lot? Risking Bad Things during their experiments?