#1 Edited by Jnr6Lil (7686 posts) - - Show Bio

I can tell ignorance when it happens, but what exactly is it? Also what separates it from stupidity?

#2 Edited by XImpossibruX (5168 posts) - - Show Bio

Definition: Lack of knowledge or information.

It's pretty much when a person talks about, or states something when they have little knowledge of the fact and end up sounding stupid.

Example: "Black people steal stuff"

You're ignorant because you are incorrectly basing this off a loosely made stereotype, when you have no knowledge of crime or racial concepts.

#3 Posted by amutant (267 posts) - - Show Bio

Ignorance is not being informed. Stupidity is lacking the intelligence to understand or reason.

#4 Posted by InnerSuperman (858 posts) - - Show Bio

#5 Posted by joshmightbe (24601 posts) - - Show Bio

Ignorance is a lack of knowledge so pretty much every one on Earth is ignorant in some area since it isn't possible to know everything. For instance right now you are all ignorant of what happens to be on my TV right now as I'm typing this.

#6 Posted by cameron83 (6639 posts) - - Show Bio

Ignorance is a lack of knowledge so pretty much every one on Earth is ignorant in some area since it isn't possible to know everything. For instance right now you are all ignorant of what happens to be on my TV right now as I'm typing this.

Definition: Lack of knowledge or information.

It's pretty much when a person talks about, or states something when they have little knowledge of the fact and end up sounding stupid.

Example: "Black people steal stuff"

You're ignorant because you are incorrectly basing this off a loosely made stereotype, when you have no knowledge of crime or racial concepts.

also,things like bigotry and bias usually derive from ignorance....it's very powerful and if I were to convey most of my thoughts on it I would take up an entire page.But things like this sum it up nicely.

#7 Posted by joshmightbe (24601 posts) - - Show Bio

@cameron83: Not all bias is based on ignorance, for instance I'd be biased against having a tiger for a house pet because I know that it would be bad for the tiger and completely unsafe for me. Racial bias is almost unanimously based on ignorance but a general bias can be based on completely informed decisions.

#8 Edited by cameron83 (6639 posts) - - Show Bio

@cameron83: Not all bias is based on ignorance, for instance I'd be biased against having a tiger for a house pet because I know that it would be bad for the tiger and completely unsafe for me. Racial bias is almost unanimously based on ignorance but a general bias can be based on completely informed decisions.

I know that!

I was mainly referring to bigotry and things like that,but to be honest that slipped my mind.It's like I already knew that (when I say "that",I am referring to what you said),yet it's almost as if I was enlightened as if I learned something new....but still,thanks :)

#9 Posted by joshmightbe (24601 posts) - - Show Bio

@cameron83: My point was that lots of people believe that bias is always bad or intentionally hurtful but there are many positive biases like when a parent roots for his kid's soccer team even when the other team is stomping them.

#10 Posted by PowerHerc (81602 posts) - - Show Bio

Lack of knowledge and/or understanding.

#11 Edited by GunGunW (996 posts) - - Show Bio
#12 Posted by cameron83 (6639 posts) - - Show Bio

@cameron83: My point was that lots of people believe that bias is always bad or intentionally hurtful but there are many positive biases like when a parent roots for his kid's soccer team even when the other team is stomping them.

But doesn't that kinda go without saying.

lots of people only associate Bias with negativity (like you said),but I knew that.

#13 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (32675 posts) - - Show Bio

bliss

#14 Edited by laflux (14128 posts) - - Show Bio
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#16 Edited by King Saturn (223812 posts) - - Show Bio

Ignorance has always been "Lack of Knowledge" from a defining standpoint... we are all ignorant of somethings so no one is immune to it... even if they think they are.

#17 Posted by laflux (14128 posts) - - Show Bio

@gungunw: Yes

@jnr6lil said:

I can tell ignorance when it happens, but what exactly is it? Also what separates it from stupidity?

The question you ask is a good example of ignorance

#18 Posted by cattlebattle (12579 posts) - - Show Bio

Ignorance is a lack of knowledge so pretty much every one on Earth is ignorant in some area since it isn't possible to know everything. For instance right now you are all ignorant of what happens to be on my TV right now as I'm typing this.

You're watching porn....

#19 Edited by Vortex13 (12223 posts) - - Show Bio

@laflux said:

@gungunw: Yes

@jnr6lil said:

I can tell ignorance when it happens, but what exactly is it? Also what separates it from stupidity?

The question you ask is a good example of ignorance

Beat me to it =/. lol.

#20 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio

Not liking things I like.

#21 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (17574 posts) - - Show Bio

@laflux said:

@gungunw: Yes

@jnr6lil said:

I can tell ignorance when it happens, but what exactly is it? Also what separates it from stupidity?

The question you ask is a good example of ignorance

True.

#22 Posted by joshmightbe (24601 posts) - - Show Bio
#23 Posted by Edamame (27958 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, the terms "ignorant" and "stupid" are both entirely subjective. So it is up to the individual to decide. I don't attach any meaning to these two words at all.

@joshmightbe said:

Ignorance is a lack of knowledge so pretty much every one on Earth is ignorant in some area since it isn't possible to know everything. For instance right now you are all ignorant of what happens to be on my TV right now as I'm typing this.

You're watching porn....

lol

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#24 Posted by The Stegman (23036 posts) - - Show Bio

Ignorance is your new best friend.

#25 Posted by SC (12696 posts) - - Show Bio

Ignorance is a term for the concept that is roughly the opposite of knowledge, awareness and understanding. Ignorance is not knowing something, being aware of something, misinformed, so we are all ignorant, just slightly less ignorant than when we were born when we knew nothing, just felt and reacted to stuff. Then our baby brains develop into a organ capable of knowing things then we begin to accumulate knowledge, experience, familiarity. Usually enough so that we can start learning and acquiring knowledge and information, whether by first hand experience, study or critical thinking.

Willful ignorance is when one is ignorant despite faced with knowledge or information that contradicts what they believe, think or understand, hence they are said to be willfully ignorant in their beliefs, knowledge or understanding.

If not knowing something is ignorance, then stupidity could be understood to mean knowing something, but not understanding it. Its a relative term though. If I type 5 + 5 =. An ignorant person as far as maths, numbers, and english would wonder what those symbols were, a stupid person could know what maths, english and numbers are and understand 5 + 5 = is an addition problem and the answer is 7 or umm... 11? Too hard to compute potentially for a stupid person. So you can have very intelligent ignorant people and very knowledgeable stupid people, and a few other variations.

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#26 Posted by turoksonofstone (13199 posts) - - Show Bio

The Inability to learn.

#27 Posted by joshmightbe (24601 posts) - - Show Bio

@turoksonofstone: Ignorance is not an inability to learn it is simply not knowing. For instance I am ignorant of the Russian language but I could change that if I chose too. What you are referring to is stupidity, there is a huge difference between not knowing something and not being able to learn.

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#29 Posted by russellmania77 (14561 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman fanboys

#30 Posted by The_Legendary_SuperSaiyan_Hulk (9485 posts) - - Show Bio

Ignorance is bliss.

#31 Posted by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio

Willful ignorance is stupid.

#32 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

Something beautiful and hilarious, and also very, very ugly.

#33 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (17574 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis said:

Willful ignorance is stupid.

Uh huh.

#34 Posted by Betatesthighlander1 (7462 posts) - - Show Bio