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Re: Is a little knowledge a dangerous thing?

Posted by Barney on March 30, 2004

In Reply to: Re: Is a little knowledge a dangerous thing? posted by ESC on March 30, 2004

: : : Is a little knowledge a dangerous thing?

: : Yes

: And it is dangerous that the most "deeply ignorant" (using Truman Capote's phrase) among us do not know that they are ignorant.

Only the truly ignorant and the religious fundamentalist know that they are in possession of all the truth: the most intelligent recognize the enormity of their ignorance and the pitiful total of their knowledge.