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Isaac Asimov on the word ‘Theory’

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Asimov on Ignorance and Anti-intellectualism

There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.

Source: Newsweek (21 January 1980) “A Cult of Ignorance”

Isaac Asimov (1919-1992) was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov was one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards.

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