At first blush, it would seem that not knowing something would make us correspondingly uncertain. Instead, however, it sometimes has the opposite effect, with people not only professing to know something, but even making up an explanation and holding fast. Here's why — and how — that works.
You guys are amazing. No, I mean it: you readers know so much stuff, pick up on the smallest problems and generally give us a real hard time. And honestly, that's amazing. But sometimes, it's neat not to know stuff—because finding out is so much fun.
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Of all the powers given us, none has done more for humanity than science. Because knowledge is the ichor that flows in science’s veins, it may surprise when I say: Let’s hear it for ignorance!