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‘A precious garden of dumb’

Howard Koerth 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 City

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