Dear Ed Cone and Friends: "Agnotology"

Culturally constructed ignorance,
purposefully created by special interest groups working hard to create confusion
and suppress the truth.

"...the study of culturally induced ignorance or doubt,
particularly the publication of inaccurate or misleading scientific data.

...the term also highlights the increasingly common condition
where more knowledge of a subject leaves one more uncertain than before.

“the study of culturally constructed ignorance.”

...Some of the root causes for culturally induced ignorance are media neglect,
corporate or governmental secrecy and suppression, document destruction,
and myriad forms of inherent or avoidable culturopolitical selectivity,
inattention, and forgetfulness.

Agnotology also focuses on how and why diverse forms of knowledge
do not "come to be," or are ignored or delayed.

...when society doesn’t know something,
it’s often because special interests work hard to create confusion.

...ignorance also comes from people literally suppressing truth—or drowning it out
—or trying to make it so confusing that people stop caring about what’s true and what’s not.”

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