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Ignorance

See also Stupidity.
Am ha-Arez
those negligent in or unobservant of Torah study. [Judaism: Wigoder, 26]
avidya
ignorance as cause of suffering through desire. [Hindu Phil.: Parrinder, 36]
Deane, Lucy
unaware of fiancé Stephen’s obvious relationship with Maggie. [Br. Lit.: The Mill on the Floss]
Dunsmen
opposers of Renaissance learning (14th century); hence, dunce. [Br. Hist.: Espy, 116]
Islayev, Arkady
so entrenched in work, oblivious to wife’s infidelities. [Russ. Lit.: A Month in the Country]
It Pays to Be Ignorant
panelists fail to answer such questions as “Which player on a baseball team wears a catcher’s mask?” [Am. Radio: Buxton, 120]
Lennie
big, strong, simple-minded ranch hand. [Am. Lit.: Of Mice and Men, Magill I, 672–674]
Newman, Alfred E.
cartoon character personifying ignorance as bliss: “What, me worry?” [Comics: “Mad” in Horn, 442]
Parable of the Cave
cave dwellers see only the shadows of reality. [Gk. Phil.: Republic]
Peppermint Patty
cartoon character habitually stumped by teacher and forever failing exams. [Comics: “Peanuts” in Horn, 543]
Scarecrow
goes to Wizard of Oz to get brains. [Am. Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]
Schweik
cheerful, feeble-minded character; the antithesis of German militarism. [Czech Lit.: The Good Soldier: Schweik, Magill IV, 390–392]
Sweat Hogs
class of incorrigible students majoring in remedial education. [TV: “Welcome Back, Kotter” in Terrace, II, 423]
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Coun Berman and Co have not had the common decency to write and inform residents of Rumney and Llanrumney the real reasons for not upholding the outcome of the referendum ( he's ignoring us as well) - other than a throw- away remark in council when he said: " They can read it in the Echo .
They make the mistake of sifting out the facts, while ignoring the reality that debating in a conservative frame only reinforces it.
The answer, the researchers say, is not to engage in false economies by saving dollars in the short run through ignoring or cutting programs to help families, but to invest more in effective prevention and treatment programs, particularly in early intervention programs, which lower the overall costs of child abuse and provide "the greatest chance" for a "reduction of the multiplier effects consequent to abuse.
1) It also takes for granted the absolute dominance of commercial leisure provision at the time of the First World War, ignoring Gary Cross's argument in Time and Money that the inter-war years saw the key struggle between lifestyles that prioritised the maximisation of free time and the enjoyment of relatively uncommodified leisure, and the maximisation of income together with high levels of consumer spending, a battle that was largely won and lost in the United States and Britain during the 1920s and 1930s.
By ignoring the place at the table offered by Clinton-Gore and glorifying the scraps thrown from the table of the Bush-Cheney campaign, these pied pipers helped steer millions of gay votes toward the homophobic GOP.
But ignoring the tax implications of EU Accession or leaving it up to local subsidiaries to address may leave some companies open to financial and reputation risk.
BILL Our researchers at Breakup University have detected at least two reasons a guy would insist on ignoring a former GF.
Incessantly, she pounds away at her twin targets, all the while ignoring the equally harmful activities of numerous left-of-center carriers of the GOP banner and the many closet liberals who masquerade as conservatives.
Inspector Gavin Clark of Northumbria Police Motor Patrols said 1,230 offenders had been caught ignoring the signs since the problem was identified in April this year.
We found that those who reported an increase in productivity and overall happiness did so by ignoring much of what communicators delivered
Yet Raymond and Hanushek's review looked only at the results from our analysis of NAER ignoring the effects that high-school graduation exams have had on college-admissions tests like the SAT and on participation and performance in Advanced Placement courses.
Systematically ignoring this reality seems hard to justify.