Germane to Multiple Things I have Been Reading Lately….

Posted on February 27, 2012. Filed under: Atheism, Global Warming, Politics, Religion, Science |

 

There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been.  The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”

-Isaac Asimov

That about sums it up.

Via Facebook (Thanks Oscar!)

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Reblogged this on Le Café Witteveen and commented:
When I saw Oscar post this to Facebook, I wanted it. But then George W. beat me to it, so I am lazily reblogging from him.
Thanks, guys!

This reminds me that I need to read a book I bought a while back called “Anti-Intellectualism In American Life” by Richard Hofstadter. It’s a classic on this topic that was written in the 60’s. So many books to read and so little time!


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