Jim Quinn has published another eloquent diatribe on his Burning Platform blog that criticises society’s wilful state of ignorance.
Unfortunately, Jim Quinn’s words apply to mainstream science in today’s post-normal world.
The levels of ignorance are multi-dimensional and diverse, crossing all educational, income, and professional ranks.
The stench of ignorance has settled like Chinese toxic smog over our country, as various constituents have chosen comforting ignorance over disconcerting knowledge.
The highly educated members, who constitute the ruling class in this country, purposefully ignore facts and truth because the retention and enhancement of their wealth and power are dependent upon them not understanding what they clearly have the knowledge to understand.
Everyone is born ignorant and the path to awareness and knowledge is found in reading books. Rich and poor alike are free to read and educate themselves.
The government, union teachers, and a village are not necessary to attain knowledge.
It requires hard work and clinging to your wilful ignorance to remain stupid.
Jim Quinn – Culture of Ignorance – Part One