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
I’ve never understood people who seemingly take pride in being ignorant. It happens an awful lot with technology, whenever I someone asks what I do, and I tell them I’m a computer programmer, they immediately say “I know nothing about computers” it’s a conversation stopper, but also they seem to take pride in not knowing anything about computers. The same applies to science, I just don’t get how anyone can’t want to at least try to learn a little about anything.
via Blue Dog’s eyes.