How and why to embrace the power of ignorance
No, really! The main thing blocking good knowledge these days is bad knowledge. Here's how to drop the bad to make room for the good.
Why is so much of our knowledge basically useless and frivolous.
While many people know all about consumer products, reality TV stars and pop music, 20% of Americans can't name a single branch of government. 70% can't name a single living scientist. And half of Americans can't name a single Supreme Court Justice.
In the 20th Century and before, knowledg…
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