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Apr 19, 2012
By Michael Rupured
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Ignorance No Longer Bliss

I’ve always heard that ignorance is bliss. Not knowing about stuff–however you choose to define stuff–won’t hurt you. Apparently, a significant portion of our population believes this to be true. In fact, I’ve come to believe that a hefty percent of Americans desire ignorance. That’s why they drop out of high school, denigrate college-educated people as “the liberal elite,” and totally disregard scientific evidence for climate change, evolution, and anything else they don’t agree with. Pervasive ignorance would be funny if it wasn’t so scary. Ignorant people fail to understand the difference between facts, opinions, and theories. A fact is an indisputable and verifiable truth: The grass in my yard is green. An opinion is a point of view: Bermuda …