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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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The County Assemblies Forum on Thursday said ignorance of the East Africa Community protocols is to blame for the hate spewed against foreigners, especially Tanzanians.
Woody Johnson suggested the US president would be relaxed about the Prime Minister having accused him of "stupefying ignorance" and criticising his "go back" comments, which were widely condemned as racist.
Osun State governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, has accused Dr Deji Adeleke of allegedly speaking out of ignorance over his victory at the Supreme Court.
By invoking the social contract theory of John Rawls' "Veil of Ignorance", we can argue the point.
He was told by an FA panel he showed a "lamentable degree of ignorance" " about Adolf Hitler, fascismthe Nazi regime after his case of making an offensive gesture was found unproven.
Perhaps the greatest danger to our society, and to the future of the world, might be willful ignorance. Those of us who frequent bookstores and libraries, not to mention regularly read newspapers, magazines and online reports that meet acceptable standards of journalistic integrity, are greatly outnumbered.
Summary: Where ignorance is bliss, it is folly to be wise.
Nous ignorons souvent la portee et la structure de notre ignorance. L'ignorance n'est pas simplement un espace vide sur la carte mentale d'une personne.
Malacanang on Wednesday lamented the 'blissful ignorance' and 'pretended misinformation' of critics of the proposed measure lowering the minimum age of criminal liability to nine years old.
This programme was initiated by Founder Chairman of NPCT, Zahid Malik (Late) with an aim to root out ignorance from the society and ensure access of poor children to educational facilities.
Understanding Ignorance: The Surprising Impact of What We Don't Know.
Take ignorance in your hand with it turn the knowledge of the heavens and the earth from me and when you turn them you shall see me come down and he said to me Ignorance is the shield before the screen the cover before the shield and there is no greater shield for ignorance is the vanguard of the Lord When he comes it is his shield and nothing is known save ignorance