Tagged: ignorance

Theories about Conspiracy theories - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Apr 29, 2015

Four nationally representative survey samples collected in 2006, 2010, and 2011 indicate that over half of the American population consistently endorse some kind of conspiratorial narrative about a current political event or phenomenon and that these attitudes are predicted by supernatural, paranormal, and Manichean sentiments. These findings suggest that conspiracism is not only an important element in American political culture, … Read More

Science and Conscious Ignorance - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Nov 02, 2013

I came across this TED talk by Stuart Firestein entitled “The Pursuit of Ignorance” and I think it is one of the best TED talks I have seen. In it he talks about how many people misunderstand science to be just an accumulation of facts, describes the importance of conscious ignorance, and also comments how he sees the current … Read More