‘A precious garden of dumb’
August 24th, 2011
Regarding the Reclaiming America for Christ event (News, “Reclamation project,” Aug. 10, Gazette) and,
among many possibilities, like “the Earth is around 6,000 years old,”
“dinosaurs walked with humans” and “some baby dinosaurs may have been
brought aboard Noah’s ark” (my personal favorite):
I have a term I apply to this kind of ostrich-like worldview: cultivated ignorance: stupidity planted, nurtured and fed as if it were a precious garden of dumb.
—Howard Koerth Oklahoma
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