Quote of the Day: Isaac Asimov.

Via on Sep 16, 2011

has been a constant thread
winding its way through our political and cultural life,
nurtured by the false notion that
democracy means
‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'”
~ Isaac Asimov

We Americans, on both the left and right, love being “right.” It’s much easier than being uncomfortable.

Who among us hasn’t heard a friend (or ourselves) say something like, “I can’t be wrong, I have a right to have my opinion.” With thanks for the tip to Reddit.


Only slightly related bonus: Fcuk me, Ray Bradbury.

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2 Responses to “Quote of the Day: Isaac Asimov.”

  1. You really oughtta fix this post, though, with the "Anti" way up in the corner, it looks like Isaac's attacking "intellectualism" rather than "Anti-intellectualism."

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