Ignorance in the Information Age

This post doesn’t live here anymore. It migrated to my other blog:

The Big No-No:  An Outsider on American Fascism, where it resides under the title:

“Lies, Disinformation and Conspiracy Theories in the Information Age”

3 responses to “Ignorance in the Information Age

  1. I have no idea how the issue could be solved, especially as critical thinking isn’t being encouraged. (That always blows my mind.) I’m always amazed by how little people are willing to research, either, considering just how much information is out there. I see way too many people who have grown up with the internet who don’t seem to use it to answer the most basic questions. One or two Google searches and you could find these easy answers. If they don’t even use these resources for simple things, they don’t seem likely to use it for more complex questions.

    I’m not sure any of this actually relates to what you wrote. Apologies. It’s something I’ve been ranting about in my head today. 😉


    • Ranting about in my head, I like that. That describes it perfectly, doesn’t it? One of the reasons I blog! Yes, I think not teaching critical thinking is maybe the biggest problem. The fact that so many people don’t use Internet to get information at all is definitely worth another post. Maybe tomorrow.


  2. Peter Waterschoot

    Onafhankelijk en zelfstandig nadenken zou een studierichting moeten zijn op universiteiten. Afgestudeerden in deze richting (Masters, wie weet zelfs doctors) zouden ongetwijfeld kwaliteiten als nederigheid, luisterbereidheid en vrijgevigheid en mededogen tentoonspreiden. In theorie zouden ze potentieel perfecte politici kunnen zijn…..



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