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Posted by Ward on January 12, 2005

In Reply to: Don't confuse me with the facts. posted by Ward on January 12, 2005

: : : : : I was impressed by your answers to my "lonesome valley" type question. Thanks.

: : : : : Here's another one. Have you got any good phrases for someone who holds under-informed opinions tenaciously? Or for the act of holding tenaciously to such opinions?

: : : : : Spark

: : : : 'Bullheaded,' 'pigheaded,' 'muleheaded,' 'mulish' and 'willful' are mentioned in the archives.

: : : I love a phrase used by Truman Capote. He said someone was, "The most deeply ignorant man I've ever met."

: : If ignorance is bliss then he is the most blissful person on earth...
: : SR

: The phrase 'don't confuse me with the facts, I've got my mind made up already' is the mantra for the person we're discussing.

Another and (different) perspective on this issue is a famous quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald:
"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function"