Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Stupid vs. ignorant

I have a new column about how there are two kinds of knowledge and, correspondingly, two kinds of stupid.


Saxdrop said...

I especially like this line:

"there are good reasons to keep at least some things in our heads. Retained knowledge helps us put new information in context and see connections we otherwise wouldn’t have."

I think there are entire research programs in neuroscience departments that are based on this premise, but of course not as concisely put as you did.

Well played.

haahnster said...

I just really enjoyed the Animal House reference (about the Germans bombing Pearl Harbor).