Celebrating Ignorance!

Socrates

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.

Ignorance is the mother of adventure Hagar the Horrible

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.

James Clerk Maxwell

Thoroughly conscious ignorance is the prelude to every real advance in science.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

... there is no shame in not knowing. The problem arises when irrational thought and attendant behavior fill the vacuum left by ignorance.

Stephen R. Covey

Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.

Stuart Firestein

Ignorance follows knowledge, not the other way around

Daniel J. Boorstin

The great obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents and the ocean was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge

C. H. (Charles Haddon) Spurgeon

The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.

The more we study, the more we discover our ignorance.

Erwin Schrodinger

In an honest search for knowledge, you quite often have to abide by ignorance for an indefinite period

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Where ignorance lurks, so too do the frontiers of discovery and imagination

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Bullseye

Part of what we also have to train people to do is to learn to love the questions themselves. If all you want in life are answers, then science is not for you. We have things that always give you answers to things–like religion… In science, on the frontier, the answers haven’t come yet. That’s why we have people working on the frontier.

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