NEWS FLASH: Unknownst to the white-coated cretins at St. Mumbles Home for the Terminally Verbose, but knownst to us, The WORD has run off AGAIN, stowing away in the bookmobile Sunday afternoon while the guards were crocheting and watching football. He returns, conveniently, just as classes recommence for the “Spring” term, in hopes of dispelling at least a little agnotology in time for the Iowa caucuses and the rest of the 2016 crazy season. —TP
“Ignorance is not just the not-yet-known, it’s also a political ploy, a deliberate creation by powerful agents who want you ‘not to know.’”
—Robert Proctor, Stanford science historian who coined the term agnotology, “the deliberate propagation of ignorance,” “The man who studies the spread of ignorance,” BBC, Jan. 6, 2016
• Editorial Comment: No, you do not have the right to remain ignernt.
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